SANTA FE, N.M. — Thumping bass music is so ubiquitous now that even the cops are getting into it – sort of.
New cruisers ordered by the Santa Fe Police Department can emit a low-frequency tone along with the cruiser’s typical lights and sirens, department spokeswoman Celina Westervelt said Thursday.
The tone is designed to be felt – like a deep blast from a boom box – rather than heard, and is powerful enough to vibrate the windows of vehicles which are within a 10-foot radius of the cruiser.
The subwoofer comparison to these “rumble sirens” isn’t too far off, she said. “That’s essentially what it sounds like,” she said. “A really low vibration just like that.”