#1799: Offacers

Today’s invention is a way for police to retain some kind of human appearance, even when they are wearing protective equipment in expectation of a riot.

Each officer would wear a safety helmet with a lifesize image of his own face affixed to the outside of his face shield.

He or she would still be able to see through eyeholes corresponding to those in the face image itself.

In this way, officers could remain fully protected but still display their identities -and thus be encouraged to behave in a responsible way.

This lack of anonymity would also enable members of a crowd to identify later in videos anyone in uniform who had been misbehaving.