4 Benefits of a Well-organized Patrol Vehicle

Whether you work in an office, in a mobile command center or even in your patrol SUV, there are numerous benefits to having a well-organized workspace. For public safety professionals, your workspace is more than often in your vehicle and depending on your department’s function, you and your team may be required to carry more equipment than some.

Do you just throw your equipment in the rear cargo area and are done with it? Do you store it in a duffle bag and zip it closed so you can’t see the disarray inside? Do you separate and organize your equipment and weapons in a secure rear storage drawer solution? When your workspace becomes cluttered and disorderly, this can negatively impact how you perform your day-to-day job and having a clean and organized patrol vehicle brings these advantages:

  • Improves Work Efficiency

As a public safety professional, time is often of the essence. When seconds count, you don’t want to lose time searching through your vehicle to locate the appropriate equipment to complete the job. If you have an organized mobile workspace, you will know exactly where each equipment is stored, making it easier to act quick. Implementing the 5S method (sort, set in order, shine, standardize and sustain) can help reduce waste, improve safety, and improve workplace productivity because you will no longer lose time searching for lost and/or misplaced equipment and will have more time to do your principal job efficiently.

  • Keeps your Valuables Safe, Secure & Serviceable

When you separate your weapons and valuables from your additional gear and equipment it ensures that they remain safe, secure and in serviceable condition. When choosing how to organize your patrol vehicle consider your equipment and what needs to be ready for use. Storage drawers are designed with configurable options to keep your specific equipment organized. Whether you want to separate your weapons in a side gun compartment, tactical equipment in a top drawer, and any electronics in a bottom drawer, there are solutions predesigned to ensure quick access.

  • Avoid Critical Mistakes

A well-coordinated patrol car can help to prevent major mistakes and allow for officers to be more observant while on the road and when completing service calls. For example, when your equipment is disorderly you could spend more time searching for your essentials, forget important gear or even grab the wrong equipment to complete the task at hand. Having an organized vehicle permits easy access to your firearms and gear in the event it is needed and will prevent these errors and distractions from occurring in the first place.

  • Improves Driver Confidence

Think about the feeling you have when you invite people into your newly renovated, organized living space. A similar feeling occurs when you have an organized workspace to show your co-workers and superiors. An organized patrol vehicle brings pride and confidence to those operating it and happy officers are more productive than unhappy officers.

Organizing your patrol vehicle can make your job less difficult. It can keep your equipment and valuables safe and avert damage, prevent mistakes and distractions from occurring and heighten your officers’ confidence and work productivity.

For more information on how you can achieve an organized patrol vehicle, give us a call today: 630.994.3300. We have been a trusted provider of safe and secure weapons and equipment drawer solutions for public safety SUVs, pickups and command vehicles.


About OPS Public Safety

OPS Public Safety is an industry-leading manufacturer of storage drawers for law enforcement and public safety vehicles. Founded in 2006, it now has locations in Watertown, New York, and Kingston, Ontario. Since day one, the family business has prided itself on building durable and lightweight aluminum products that ensure equipment is safe, secure, and easy to get to. OPS Public Safety offers storage solutions for SUV, pickups, vans, and command trailers. No matter the need, OPS Public Safety can design and manufacture a storage solution to your agency requirements.  

The IACP Conference – Here Is What to Expect from the OPS Public Safety Team

The International Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference is just around the corner and OPS Public Safety is exhibiting again this year. Held in Chicago, Illinois this show is one of the largest expos in North America for public safety professionals. This is your chance to attend educational programs, learn from law enforcement leaders, network with other public safety officers and gain product information out on the expo floor. Click here to view floor plan.

We are excited to exhibit again this year! Here is what to expect at booth #2826 from the OPS Public Safety team:

  • Learn more about our Ford Interceptor storage solutions

In case you missed it at the Police Fleet Expo, we will be showcasing our Combo Radio Drawer Series at the IACP this year. This solution is designed to safely separate your weapons from your equipment by providing a long storage compartment on the driver side and two stacked drawers. In addition, the bottom drawer of this solution is designed with perforations on the front, back and bottom to prevent your radio equipment from overheating and ensure that it remains in serviceable condition. Learn more about this solution and others designed for the Ford Interceptor Utility by stopping by our booth year. View a concept here.

  • Try out our Chevy Tahoe storage solutions

This year we also be showcasing our solutions designed for the Chevy Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle. Stop by our booth to learn more about our Organizer Drawer Series. This solution is designed with two outside lower compartments that safely secure 4 HAENNI scales, a middle drawer to store small handheld tools and a large cargo drawer with a Simplex Push Button Keyless lock to secure weapons and additional valuables. View a concept here.

  • Enter our contest giveaway

We are truly thankful for everyone who takes the time to stop by our booth to learn more about our products and meet with the team, which is why we are giving away a Pursuit Series Single Drawer to one of our lucky attendees. Our Pursuit Series Single Drawer is available for the Ford Interceptor, Chevy Tahoe and Dodge Durango. This solution is designed with high-grade aluminum making it both lightweight and durable, and includes rubber matting, a simplex key lock, single-handed operation and its elevated mounting brackets ensure spare tire access. Enter our contest giveaway by stopping by our booth.

  • Meet and greet with the OPS Public Safety team

Are you looking to upfit any SUVs, pickups or even a command vehicle in the next year? The team here at OPS Public Safety can help with your fleet specs. Stop by our booth #2826 to talk to our industry experts and learn more about how we can help your department secure their weapons and organize their equipment with our lightweight and durable storage solutions.

We can’t wait to feature our Chevy Tahoe and Ford Interceptor solutions at the International Chief’s of Police Conference this year, but more importantly we can’t wait to meet you all. Book a meeting with one of our experts today by sending an email to Tara McCance at tara.mccance@opspublicsafety.com.

Would you like a quote of one of the products being showcased? Give us a call at 630.994.3300 and we would be happy to help!

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About OPS Public Safety

OPS Public Safety is an industry-leading manufacturer of storage drawers for law enforcement and public safety vehicles. Founded in 2006, it now has locations in Watertown, New York, and Kingston, Ontario. Since day one, the family business has prided itself on building durable and lightweight aluminum products that ensure equipment is safe, secure, and easy to get to. OPS Public Safety offers storage solutions for SUV, pickups, vans, and command trailers. No matter the need, OPS Public Safety can design and manufacture a storage solution to your agency requirements.  

5 Money-managing Tips for Police Fleet Professionals

Managing a fleet of police vehicles can be challenging. As fleet managers, it is your responsibility to make sure that each vehicle is in working order and ready to roll when time is of the essence. In addition to ensuring vehicles are serviceable and efficient for officers, fleet managers are often tasked to finding ways to cut costs and inflate profits. How is this done? Here are five money-managing tips for fleet professionals:

1) Prospect Alternative Fuel Vehicles
There are many options to consider to help reduce your fleet fuel consumption starting at the beginning of the procurement cycle. According to Natural Resources Canada, a hybrid provides fuel savings of 20- 40% over gasoline-only vehicles[1], which is why there are several police-rated vehicles available that promote these savings. For example, both Ford and Chevrolet have released police-rated alternative fuel vehicles. Consider prospecting these options (hybrid, electric, biofuel and natural gas) to replace gasoline powered vehicles.

2) Pay Attention to Payload Capacity
Paying attention to what your vehicle can carry while staying within the manufacturers’ safety limits is crucial. Why? Loading your fleet vehicles beyond the gross vehicle weight rating can be damaging on the vehicle and can curtail its lifespan and ultimately puts your drivers at risk. Improve your payload capacity by choosing effective and lightweight options when upfitting your vehicle. When looking into equipment and accessory options, make the conscientious decision to choose materials that are lightweight and durable, such as aluminum, steel and polypropylene.

3) Reuse/Transfer Usable Equipment
When determining what equipment is required for upfitting your vehicles, consider solutions that are adaptive to vehicle modifications and are made of the highest quality. These solutions will likely outlast your vehicle and can possibly be transferred from older vehicles to new ones.

4) Conduct Routine Maintenance
Avoid possible problems/breakdowns from occurring by conducting regular maintenance on your fleet vehicles. Make sure to systematically check your fleet’s engine oils, fluids, tires, belts, hoses etc. on a routine basis to ensure that your vehicles remain in prime working condition. This will not only save you money in the long-term but will also extend the life of your vehicles.

5) Invest in Telematics
Optimize your driver operations and reduce wasted time and money by investing in data. Telematics technology provides fleet managers with GPS data and tracking such as driver distance, speed and even breaking/accelerating levels. These tracking systems provide the essential information for fleet managers to learn more about driving habits, determine maintenance schedules and boost fuel efficiency, ultimately saving budget dollars. This data also presents opportunities to educate and encourage better driving behavior.

There are many tactics that help fleet managers cut down costs, starting with choosing fuel efficient/reliable vehicles, heeding to payload capacity, scheduling regular maintenance, and monitoring and correcting driving behavior by using telematic technology. Implementing these strategies and more can not only provide you long-term savings but can also save you time.

[1] Choosing the Right Vehicle. (2019, June 11). Retrieved from Natural Resources Canada: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy-efficiency/energy-efficiency-transportation/personal-vehicles/choosing-right-vehicle/20998


About OPS Public Safety

OPS Public Safety is an industry-leading manufacturer of storage drawers for law enforcement and public safety vehicles. Founded in 2006, it now has locations in Watertown, New York; Schaumburg, Illinois; and Kingston, Ontario. Since day one, the family business has prided itself on building durable and lightweight aluminum products that ensure equipment is safe, secure, and easy to get to. OPS Public Safety offers storage solutions for SUV, pickups, vans, and command trailers. No matter the need, OPS Public Safety can design and manufacture a storage solution to your agency requirements.

A Custom Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Van Upfit

Compliance with commercial vehicle laws and regulations is enforced on-road each and every day. To do so, law enforcement officers are tasked to conduct periodic inspections on commercial vehicles, trailers and carts to ensure that these vehicles are being driven safely and that these drivers are abiding by the motor vehicle requirements.

These types of inspections require various types of equipment to complete, which is why having an organized workspace is crucial for commercial vehicle enforcement officers to be able to perform their job efficiently.

The Situation     

A large federal agency in the Southwestern part of the United States was looking for exactly that for their Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Transit Van. This agency was looking for a turnkey solution equipped with power and light that was able store all of their equipment such as traffic cones, signage boards, CVE scales, and inspection kits that also provided an area for officers to document reports. In addition, they wanted a solution that had enough desk space for officers to comfortably sit and complete work as they had previously encountered this issue with other designs. This is when OPS Public Safety stepped in. Business Development Manager, Herman Sanchez was determined to find a solution that addressed this department’s unique demands.  

The Solution   

Working with WAC Upfitters and the customer, Herman was able to make changes to a previous design that would accommodate the individual needs of the department. The original design included shelving with dividers to safely store CVE Scales and inspection equipment such as hoisting or lifting devices, and wheel assembly/removal gadgets, storage drawers to secure small handheld tools including torque wrenches and measuring devices and a desk area to provide space for reporting. Modifications included lengthening and heightening the desk space to provide more room, incorporating a 10” diameter circular cut-out to store signage boards, adding a traffic cone holder and including cargo netting to provide ventilation for an air conditioner/heater.

The Result        

Herman and WAC Upfitters were able to come together to find a solution that was able satisfy the customer’s concerns and needs. The department’s CVE Transit Van is equipped with a unique solution that ensures that their officers can easily organize/access their inspection equipment, and efficiently perform their daily tasks.                                                                                                                                                                             

“I really enjoyed sitting down with the Agency to go over their design needs for what they envisioned for this vehicle. Then seeing how all the parts came together and how well our product fit into the vehicle to meet these demands. It shows that OPS Public Safety takes pride in acknowledging what our customers need, delivering a quality product that they will enjoy and be proud to use.”

– Herman Sanchez, Business Development Manager

View this custom drawing by clicking the concept below:

Call our Customer Care team today at 630-994-3300 to learn more about how we can help your department find the perfect solution for your trailer or van like we did for this department. 

Thank you to WAC Upfitters for another quality installation.

Photos of the OPS Public Safety CVE Van Solution                                                                                  

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See you in Savannah Georgia? What is to come at PFE booth #834

The 16th Annual Police Fleet Expo hosted in Savannah, Georgia is only one month away! This event allows for public safety fleet professionals to get hands-on training on fleet management practices through innovative seminars, test drive the latest vehicles, learn more about products and services available and network with other industry professionals. Held at the Savannah Convention Center from August 12th-15th, you don’t want to miss this!

OPS Public Safety will be exhibiting again this year and the team is excited to meet you all at the Ride and Drive and the expo hall. Here is what to expect at booth #834 this year:

See our drawer installed in a Chatham County Ford Interceptor.

This year we are going to be showcasing our SWAT Supervisor Stacked Drawer installed in a Chatham County Sheriff Ford Police Interceptor Utility. This solution is designed with a small 6” drawer to store weapons on top of a larger 12” bottom drawer to store various types of tactical equipment such as body armor, helmets, protective eye wear, harnesses and knee pads. In addition, this unit is designed to include a flip-up base with a removable electrical equipment tray to store radio equipment. Click here to view a concept.

Learn more about our Combo Radio Drawer Series.

In case you missed it at the NAFA Institute and Expo back in April here is another chance to learn more about the recent prototype we designed for the Texas Department of Public Safety. Designed with a rifle compartment, a larger equipment drawer and a ventilated radio drawer (with perforations on the front, back and bottom), this solution guarantees to safely store various types of equipment and will prevent electronic equipment from overheating. In addition, see just how easy it is to access the spare time with our sliding mounting base. Click here to view a concept.

Enter our draw to win a Pursuit Series Single Drawer.

Designed for the Ford Interceptor, Chevy Tahoe and Dodge Durango, our Pursuit Series Single Drawer ensures that all of your weapons and equipment can be stored in a simple, lightweight solution that is durable because of its aluminum construction. Learn more about our Pursuit Series by clicking this link. Here is how you can enter to win: 

Talk to our industry professionals.

Are you looking to upfit any vehicles this year and need help with your fleet specs? We can help you. Stop by our booth #834 to talk to our industry experts and learn more about how we have helped large departments with a variety of applications organize and store their equipment with our mobile storage solutions.

Need more reasons to visit us? How about plenty of giveaways including headphones and a free OPS Public Safety shaker cup? If you are coming, let us know so that we don’t miss you. Email Tara McCance to set up your personal tour of our demo units at the trade show: tara.mccance@ezstak.com

Register today and get 20% off of the full attendee pass by using the promo code: PFE19OPS

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About OPS Public Safety

OPS Public Safety is an industry-leading manufacturer of storage drawers for law enforcement and public safety vehicles. Founded in 2006, it now has locations in Watertown, New York; Schaumburg, Illinois; and Kingston, Ontario. Since day one, the family business has prided itself on building durable and lightweight aluminum products that ensure equipment is safe, secure, and easy to get to. OPS Public Safety offers storage solutions for SUV, pickups, vans, and command trailers. No matter the need, OPS Public Safety can design and manufacture a storage solution to your agency requirements.  

What to Know About OPS Public Safety’s New Truck Box

OPS Public Safety recently launched a series to its extensive selection of pickup truck drawer solutions. The Truck Box series comes in four different sizes, with a standard height of 13 inches, depth of 48 inches, and width options of 20 inches, 30 inches, 40 inches or 48 inches.

Why choose our NEW OPS Public Safety Truck Box? Experience these long-term benefits:

Heavy Duty Aluminum Construction

Manufactured with high-grade, heavy duty aluminum our NEW Truck Box is a drawer solution that will be able to withstand equipment weight, daily use, and weather conditions. Aluminum is known for its durability, anti-corrosion properties, and its increased strength in cold environments, ensuring the drawer will last – an expected 12 years!  

Lightweight Design

This Truck Box is designed to be lightweight so you can store more. Weighing in at only 200 pounds, this solution can increase your vehicle’s payload capacity, improve fuel costs and ultimately prolong the vehicle’s lifetime.  

Extensive Drawer Capacity

Although this solution is lightweight, it is extremely durable and can carry all your equipment needed in the field. Departments can store up to 750lb on top of the drawer and 450lb inside of the drawer at full extension.  

Lock-in, Lock out slides

This Truck Box is designed with lock-in, lock-out drawer slides that extend to 42 inches, so when your pickup truck is parked on a hill or slope the open drawer will lock in place. This is a critical feature as you can grab your gear without worrying about holding the drawer open in place at the same time.

Added Features

This solution includes all the extras. It is designed with single-handed operation with slam-shut closing, dual drawer slides to enhance lateral strength and stability, water resistance, four strips of anti-grip tape on the drawer’s top so equipment stored on the top will stay in place, and the choice between three dividers kits to organize your gear and weapons.

Competitively Priced

We have designed the Truck Box series with your budget in mind. Compared to other truck boxes in the market, there’s nothing out there that is this light and this tough for its price. Fleet managers can be rest assured that they are getting a quality solution that not only saves them money short-term, but they will also experience long-term savings that this lightweight, heavy-duty solution delivers.

Lifetime Warranty

We stand by our products, which is why the Truck Box series comes with a lifetime warranty. If you remain the original owner, OPS Public Safety will fix and/or replace your solution if it were to become defective due to our materials, workmanship or manufacturing.

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We understand the importance of having a quality solution that can hold up to tough elements and store all your equipment while staying within your budget. This is why our team went to the drawing board to come up with a solution that can give you all three. Visit our pickup truck webpage to learn more about our diverse pickup truck solutions or give us a call at 630.994.3300 to request a quote today.


About OPS Public Safety

OPS Public Safety is an industry-leading manufacturer of storage drawers for law enforcement and public safety vehicles. Founded in 2006, it now has locations in Watertown, New York; Schaumburg, Illinois; and Kingston, Ontario. Since day one, the family business has prided itself on building durable and lightweight aluminum products that ensure equipment is safe, secure, and easy to get to. OPS Public Safety offers storage solutions for SUV, pickups, vans, and command trailers. No matter the need, OPS Public Safety can design and manufacture a storage solution to your agency requirements.  

OPS Public Safety Now Offering Powder-Coating on All Drawers

New standard increases durability of aluminum drawers and decreases glare.

Watertown, New York – May 16, 2019 – OPS Public Safety today announced that it’s offering black powder coating as a standard on all of its drawers. While powder coating was always an option for customers, it’s now on each drawer face and safety barrier that the company manufactures.  

“The move will increase the longevity of all drawers and greatly reduce the reflection of the aluminum,” says Shane Lawrenson, OPS Public Safety’s director of business development.

“Seven out of 10 customers have been asking for this, and now that we have our own industrial powder coating booth up and running, it’s time to make it happen. We know that vehicle break-ins are on the rise in some parts of the U.S., so this will help make our drawers more discreet. The powder coating will offer a protective layer that prevents corrosion which increases the drawer’s durability and ensures that the drawer will look better for longer.”    

This change will also make it easier for customers to maintain the drawers, as no special cleaners will be needed — soap and water will suffice. Plus, because OPS Public Safety is now able to do its own powder coating in-house, it will be able to better manage the process, improve lead times, and even offer customized color options.

The powder coating itself is a super-durable polyester TGIC product that provides superior outdoor weathering capabilities, excellent exterior color and gloss retention, solid overbake resistance, and good chemical resistance. The application process is tightly controlled and utilizes an active filtration and evaporative process, which virtually eliminates any waste streams.

“Powder coating is all around better,” says Lawrenson, “and in the end, we’re thrilled to now be able to provide it to all of our customers on all of our products.” 


About OPS Public Safety

OPS Public Safety is an industry-leading manufacturer of storage drawers for law enforcement and public safety vehicles. Founded in 2006, it now has locations in Watertown, New York; Schaumburg, Illinois; and Kingston, Ontario. Since day one, the family business has prided itself on building durable and lightweight aluminum products that ensure equipment is safe, secure, and easy to get to. OPS Public Safety offers storage solutions for SUV, pickups, vans, and command trailers. No matter the need, OPS Public Safety can design and manufacture a storage solution to your agency requirements.  

For more information, please contact:

Shane Lawrenson

OPS Public Safety

Director of Business Development

630.994.3300 x203 | shane.lawrenson@opspublicsafety.com

The OPS PS Advantages: Weapon Storage Done Right

Safe weapon storage is a key responsibility for law enforcement professionals. It ensures that their weapons remain out of the hands of the wrong individuals. There are various practices that can be put in place to ensure weapon security, but the best option is storing them in a safe gun-storage system.

When investing in a mobile storage solution, professionals want to ensure that their weapons are going to remain safe and the solution is going to last. This is where OPS Public Safety steps in. The right solution is different for each individual in the field, but all our solutions provide a maximum level of durability and protection. Here is why:

High grade, All-American Aluminum:

Not only is aluminum lightweight, providing vehicle fuel savings and added payload capacity, it is also widely recognized for its strength and durability. Compared to steel, for example, aluminum is more dent resistant and tough. When both are pushed to the limit, steel breaks well before aluminum. Our all-American aluminum drawers keep your weapons safe and free from forced-entry, giving you peace of mind knowing that they will only be accessible to authorized officers.

Standard Key Lock or Simplex Lock Options:

All our solutions are designed with an industrial stainless-steel key lock to ensure weapons are locked in a safe place when not in use. We also offer a Simplex 9100 Series push button lock with key-less entry for those departments that are looking for extra security.

Return Flanges Versus Raw Edges:

The safety of you and your team is an important factor when we design our storage solutions, which is why they are manufactured with return flanges. This eliminates any sharp, raw edges ensuring safe operation.

High-Density Polypropylene Latches:

Our solutions are manufactured with materials designed for a range of operating conditions and environments; this includes our High-Density Polypropylene latches. Our material selection process considers temperature range, high impact resistance and those certified for automobiles by major automobile manufacturers. The standards we design to allow for a quieter ride, ensure extra security and durability and elongate the lifetime of your weapon storage solution.

Rubber Matting or Foam Insert Options:

To protect your weapons during transit OPS Public Safety offers rubber matting or foam inserts for an additional accessory option. Our two-inch foam liners take away the stress of potential damage and rattling during travel.

At OPS Public Safety we understand how crucial it is for officers to have a safe and secure solution while in the field. We take pride in offering solutions that are designed with end-users in mind that are manufactured with quality materials to ensure that they last a lifetime. Call us today to learn more about how you can benefit from our mobile storage solutions: 630.994.3300.


About OPS Public Safety

OPS Public Safety manufactures weapon and gear storage systems for law enforcement and public safety vehicles. Founded in Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 2006, the family business quickly grew into the US market and opened a second production facility in Watertown, New York in 2018. Today it delivers a full line of storage products across the US and Canada. 

A Heads up to What Is Coming to NAFA’s 2019 Institute and Expo

The NAFA Institute and Expo is just over a month away. Held in Louisville, Kentucky, this event is one of the largest expos for fleet professionals in North America. Learn more about what services, and products are available on the expo floor, network with thousands of other fleet professionals, and attend training and educational sessions all in one place.

OPS Public Safety will be exhibiting once again this year and the team is thrilled to be part of this event. Here is a debrief as to what is to come this year from OPS Public Safety:

1) Combo Radio Drawer

If you missed it at IACP last year, here is your second chance to learn more about the recent prototype we designed for the Texas Department of Public Safety. This combo radio drawer was designed with a top equipment drawer to store weapons and gear, a bottom perforated drawer (with ventilation on the front and back) to safely store radio equipment and a rifle cabinet on the driver side.

Additional accessories that were added to this design include:

  • Rubber matting in the top drawer to prevent rattling and noise
  • Trigger latch with key lock on the rifle cabinet for easy access
  • Rear safety barrier and cargo rails around sides and front to allow for additional equipment to be stored on top of the unit
  • Black powder coated faces to provide extra durability and diminish visibility
2) New HEAVY-DUTY Pickup Truck Box

We are launching our new heavy-duty Truck Box this year at booth #700. This Truck Box is designed to store all your equipment and gear– for a competitive price! Truck Box features include:

  • Lightweight construction, only weighing 200lbs which increases your payload capacity
  • Store all your equipment with 450lbs drawer capacity and 750lbs top capacity
  • Water resistance to protect your equipment in damp weather conditions
  • One-handed push button handle with key lock for extra security
  • Slam shut operation allows for you to close your box by simply slamming it and it will lock automatically
  • Lock-in/lock-out slides help to keep your gear secure even when parked on a slope
  • Anti-skid tape to safely secure equipment on the top of the box

Learn about these features and more by stopping by our booth #700 or click here to view a concept.

3) Prize Giveaway

Who doesn’t love free stuff? Barbeque season is well on its way, which is why we are giving away a Weber Charcoal Grill to one lucky winner at the show. Here is how you can enter:

4) Meet and Greet with the OPS Public Safety Team

The people at OPS Public Safety are excited to attend another NAFA Institute and Expo, but we are more excited to meet you all. Meet our experienced staff to get expert advice on your next vehicle upfit, receive information on how we have helped large agencies in North America and to learn more about our diverse offerings. Book an appointment with one of our experts here.

There is so many exciting things happening at the NAFA Institute and Expo this year and we can’t wait to be a part of it. We look forward to meeting you all at booth #700!


About OPS Public Safety

OPS Public Safety manufactures weapon and gear storage systems for law enforcement and public safety vehicles. Founded in Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 2006, the family business quickly grew into the US market and opened a second production facility in Watertown, New York in 2018. Today it delivers a full line of storage products across the US, Canada and beyond.

Seven Ways to Customize Your Vehicle Solution

Public Safety agencies are challenged with choosing the right storage systems for all fleet vehicles. OPS Public Safety has recently launched six configurable MAXX Slide packages for SUV’s, pickups, and vans to simplify the spec’ing process. These packages were designed for various departments in mind, including: Accident Reconstruction, SWAT, Bomb Squad, EMS, and Fire.

These packages are completely modular to configure the way you prefer to store your equipment and weapons. We also offer additional options to make the complete solution unique to you. Here are seven different ways to customize your vehicle storage solution:

  • Add perforations to prevent overheating
Looking to store radio equipment? Keep your radio equipment from overheating by adding perforations to the front, back, or sides of the drawer.  These perforations ensure proper ventilation, so your equipment stays cool.  
  • Use the top for additional storage space

Create more storage space by placing duffle bags and equipment on top of the drawer solution. Safely secure equipment on top by adding a polycarbonate barrier at the front or back, and cargo rails around the sides of your cabinet. Cargo rails can also be added as a lip to any open compartment to safely tiedown equipment.

  • Change the color of your unit

Looking for your system to be unseen by the public eye? We offer black powder coating, which can be added to either the drawer faces or the entire unit. We recommend powder coating as it prevents glaring and provides more durability.

  • Safely secure explosives

Need a solution that safely secures explosives, flash bangs, and breaching equipment? We can easily convert any drawer into an ATF Type 3 drawer by adding plywood lining.

  • Extra security for your weapons

All our drawers come with a standard key cylinder lock. However, if you are looking for extra security, we can easily swap out the key cylinder for a simplex 9100 push button, high security deadbolt lock, that comes with a key override.

  • Reduce movement and noise

Do you weapons move around in the drawer while driving?  Safety secure your weapons by adding rubber matting or two-inch foam inserts in each weapon drawer. You also have the option to add gun mounts to you drawer to firmly hold your firearms and prevent them from being scratched or damaged.

  • Create on scene tasks

Does your department carry out command tasks on scene? An easy solution is including a whiteboard to your cabinet.  Choose between a removeable whiteboard door or a flip-up whiteboard drawer.

Often, vehicle storage needs are not as simple as selecting one from a catalog, which is why we like to offer ways to customize your solution. Learn more about our MAXX Slide Configurable packages here or call us today at 630.994.3300 to book a one-on-one consultation with one of our experts!


About OPS Public Safety

OPS Public Safety manufactures weapon and gear storage systems for law enforcement and public safety vehicles. Founded in Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 2006, the family business quickly grew into the US market and opened a second production facility in Watertown, New York in 2018. Today it delivers a full line of storage products across the US, Canada and beyond.