In the Media

New helmet makes police a 'laughing stock'

PUBLISHED March 22, 2004

A new unisex helmet is provoking anger and ridicule among police officers. They complain that it undermines their credibility and is making them a "laughing stock".

The squat, toughened version of the 19th century headwear is being piloted in three police forces and will be adopted nationally if the trials prove successful.