A recent counter-recon of Redflex’s headquarters in north Phoenix shows what you would expect to find at such an operation: Bay doors to service the fleet of California-leased Ford Escapes, boxes of parts and equipment, and locking double-doors leading into the main building where the executive team is rumored to spend their days diving into piles of money like Scrooge McDuck.
But for special fun at Redflex HQ, just add fire…
…To the barbecue, that is. The one located right next to the building…. near the used car batteries which could be leaking hydrogen gas. Real smart, guys. You would think that with all the spare time that comes from losing contracts left and right, you might be able to pick up the phone and have the local battery company come out and pick up your environmentally-unfriendly rubbish for proper disposal.
It usually costs about $1 per battery.
It’s hard to say for sure what kind of work is being done here. Perhaps these are new commercial vehicles getting fitted with DPS dress so they can falsely impersonate real law enforcement vehicles. Or perhaps they are being fitted with Redflex’s latest in “driver safety”: a note saying the police look-a-like vehicle is unoccupied and to call 911 if there’s an emergency… like a car accident… caused by a flash of burning, bright strobe light.
Oddly enough, we weren’t invited to step inside and tour Redflex’s leased facility. At over 76 thousand square feet, it is literally larger than a football field, including the end zones. Except the only game being played here is the con-game, and you’re the one being played.
(See more pics of the HQ here.)