Chandler Traffic Cops Will Soon Look Like Robocop

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.

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.

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James King
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