If in coming months you get pulled over by a police officer in Chandler, don't freak out, it's not Robocop -- just your run-of-the-mill Chandler traffic cop who will look a lot like Robocop.
The look is thanks to a grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety that's being used to outfit Chandler traffic cops with new pricey motorcycle helmets that are
way over-the-top pretty futuristic.
The new head protectors are called Shark Evoline helmets, and each of the CPD's new hats comes equipped with a headset that allows the officers to hear radio traffic and talk over the radio with less noise interference while riding. They are also said to reduce facial injuries during collisions.
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But looking cool aint cheap -- according to the Shark Evoline website, the helmets cost up to $386 a pop, which, if they came equipped with thermal vision and gave officers super-human, robotic strength, might be worth it.