Metropolitan police helmet, MkV, c 1980.

Fernandes, Iris

Metropolitan police helmet, MkV, c 1980.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm


Sectioned police helmet made with a type of plastic called ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). The standard protection equipment carried by police officers in the late 1990s included a helmet, a baton or truncheon, handcuffs, personal protection equipment such as rubber gloves and, in some forces, an incapacitating spray.

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