OPS Public Safety Launches Series of Budget-friendly Vehicle Storage Systems

With the new Pursuit Series, law enforcement agencies no longer have to choose between affordability and quality — they can have both.

(Schaumburg, Illinois) – OPS Public Safety today announced the launch of its Pursuit Series, a growing line of affordable interior storage systems for the Chevy Tahoe and Ford Police Interceptor Utility. Aimed at law enforcement agencies needing secure, user-friendly storage solutions for weapons and gear without breaking the bank, the series includes three different modular units, and more are on the way. Each provides significant cost savings over the company’s premium line of products.

“With law enforcement moving away from sedans and towards more expensive SUVs, that leaves fewer dollars for interior storage units,” said Shane Lawrenson, OPS Public Safety’s Director of Business Development. “With the Pursuit Series, however, fleet managers will be able to stretch their budgets while still getting the high-quality, user-friendly storage solutions we’re known for.”

The three units available now within the Pursuit Series are the single storage drawer, the weapons cabinet and the weapons drawer. Like the company’s other storage systems, these are modular units, meaning the weapons drawer and weapons cabinet can easily be exchanged on top of the single storage drawer using an easy four-bolt installation system. Also, like OPS Public Safety’s premium systems, the drawers come with a latch that only requires one hand to open, while the cabinet uses heavy-duty hydraulic gas shocks to keep the lid securely open and closed.

Built with aluminum and finished with black powder coating, all three units have 200-pound-capacity slides, more interior space than the products of the company’s competitors, stainless industrial key locks, and raised mounting brackets to give quick access to the spare tire.

“These three units are just the beginning of the Pursuit Series, however,” said Lawrenson. “We also have a whiteboard drawer and a radio tray drawer still to come. Together with our full line of storage solutions, they’ll give our customers a complete range of options to keep their weapons and equipment secure no matter the budget.”

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 Schaumburg, Illinois in 2013. Today it delivers a full line of storage products across the US, Canada and beyond.

For more information on the Pursuit Series please visit: http://opspublicsafety.com/pursuit-series/


A custom design for the Salt River Police Department

Just east of Scottsdale, Arizona, sits the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, a 52,000-acre territory in the Sonoran Desert policed by the Salt River Police Department (SRPD). Sand, dirt and wind are just part of the job for the SRPD, but those desert elements can also damage valuable equipment. Enter OPS Public Safety…

The Problem                                                                                                                                                                                       Sand and dirt was blowing into one of the SRPD’s storage boxes, damaging the equipment kept inside. Unable to find a storage unit to prevent this problem, the SRPD contacted OPS Public Safety to engineer a custom unit that would keep the desert elements out.

The Solution                                                                                                                                                                                         After a number of one-on-one consultations, OPS Public Safety offered a few custom solutions. The final design SRPD chose has a fold-down door that prevents sand and dirt from entering, and weather stripping around the frame, making the unit fully water and sand tight. As an added bonus, OPS Public Safety also developed a boltless application so that drilling isn’t needed to move the unit to another truck. Reinstallation takes less than 15 minutes.

The Result                                                                                                                                                                                               The SRPD couldn’t be happier with the result, particularly with the personalized service OPS Public Safety offered until the right solution was found

“You worked with our lead fleet person and myself, and came up with an enclosed unit which, to my knowledge, is unique in the industry. I have heard nothing but praise from my officers, and I have observed equipment to be clean and serviceable. I would highly recommend OPS boxes.”                  

James W. Sutphen, Commander, Salt River Police Department

Photos of the OPS Public Safety Weathertight Drawer                                                                                                  Arizona’s desert elements are no match for OPS Public Safety’s tailor-made storage unit


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For more information on the OPS Public Safety Weathertight Pickup Drawer, please call Shane Lawrenson at 630.994.3300.



‘Tis the Season

It’s the festive season and we at OPS Public Safety would like to take a moment to extend our good wishes to you – our valued customers. It’s a busy time of year for everyone but it is our hope that the excitement of the holidays and the spirit of goodwill finds its way to you and yours.

With this in mind, our family-based business whole-heartedly decided to support causes that make a difference in our local communities this year. Our Schaumburg, IL office has contributed to the C.O.P.S. Foundation. The Concerns of Police Survivors remembers the sacrifices made by law enforcement officers who have given their life to protect our way of life. C.O.P.S. provides financial assistance to the families and offers hands-on programs to help spouses, children, siblings and co-workers rebuild shattered lives. Programs are free for survivors to attend and are held in a relaxed setting to help them on their journey of grief and coping.

It is our privilege to be able to contribute to this charity and reminds us that we are grateful for the efforts of C.O.P.S. – and other worthwhile organizations – provide throughout the year.

Once again, we wish you all things bright and merry this holiday season and extend best wishes for a healthy, prosperous and joyful new year.

Happy Holidays from the OPS Public Safety Team

About C.O.P.S.

c-o-p-sC.O.P.S. was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members.  Today C.O.P.S. membership is over 37,000 survivors.  Survivors include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and affected co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty according to Federal government criteria.  C.O.P.S. is governed by a National Board of law enforcement survivors.  All programs and services are administered by the National Office in Camdenton, Missouri.  C.O.P.S. has over 50 Chapters nationwide that work with survivors at the grass-roots level.


New Combo Radio Drawer was a Huge Hit at IACP 2016

OPS Public Safety’s new Combo Radio Drawer was the biggest draw to their booth at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference and Exposition in San Diego, California, last month (October 15 – 18).

It was the first time the company attended the annual event that’s become the largest gathering of law enforcement leaders in the world. With over 750 exhibitors, it features educational programming, keynote speakers, community-building specialists, and collections of tactical equipment and technology solutions.

OPS Public Safety’s IACP show collection was displayed in a 30-foot by 40-foot red-carpeted booth — the largest footprint at an event like this for the manufacturer of high quality weapon and gear vehicle storage drawers.

“The most popular item for us there was our FIU Combo Unit with a Radio Drawer,” says OPS Public Safety’s VP of Sales, Shane Lawrenson. “And that was great to see because it’s one of our newest items, and we’re certainly proud of it.”

Designed to keep radio equipment from overheating, the Combo Radio Drawer also provides secure storage for weapons in the long box and gear in the top drawer, while the vented drawer can be used to keep communications equipment cool or store officers’ damp clothing.

The Combo Radio Drawer was displayed in an SUV along with five other units at IACP 2016, along with a New Mexico State Police pickup truck (complete with an officer). Visitors could also fuel up with free Starbucks coffee and enter to win a Garmin SmartWatch.

“We’ll return to IACP in 2017 in Philadelphia,” says Lawrenson, “Who knows which storage drawer will be the big hit next year?”

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Photos from IACP 2016



CVE Wheel/Axles Scales Unit Draws Crowds at PFE 2016

On August 24 and 25, OPS Public Safety attended the Police Fleet Expo (PFE) in Columbus, Ohio, and according to the team on the ground, the company’s CVE Wheel/Axles Scales Unit was a huge hit.

Specifically designed for Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, and available for Ford Explorer and Tahoe pursuit vehicles, the scales unit holds four scales along with gear and rifles. It’s manufactured with heavy gauge aluminum and heavy-duty, 200-pound ball bearing slides.

“A few visitors to our booth at PFE 2016 were particularly impressed by the scale unit’s ability to hold four scales,” says OPS Public Safety’s VP of Sales, Shane Lawrenson. “They liked its great storage capacity as well and that you are still able to gain easy access to the spare tire in a quick, efficient manner. Some also noted that with this unit you don’t have to purpose a large SUV or pickup truck to do the job. You can outfit a less expensive vehicle while fulfilling the same purpose. It was great to see that positive response.”

Lawrenson and his team had five other drawer units onsite, too, including a pickup truck with the company’s Maximizer-3 Drawer Unit in it.

This was the 13th year for PFE, which is an expo all about the latest and greatest fleet products and services for the law enforcement industry. Showcasing over 80 vendors and open to all law enforcement personnel, OPS Public Safety took part in the four-day PFE event featuring the tradeshow and an outside Ride & Drive event where attendees can test drive the latest pursuit vehicles.

By the end of PFE 2016, OPS Public Safety had made almost 100 contacts — the NYPD, Massachusetts State Police and Florida Highway Patrol among them. “The reasons for that success were many,” says Lawrenson, “but the CVE Wheel/Axles Scales Unit was a big one.”

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Photos from PFE 2016

OPS Public Safety Introduces FIU Combo Radio Drawer

OPS Public Safety now offers their popular FIU Combo Unit with a Radio Drawer. Keeping your radio equipment from overheating is very important. The new vented FIU Combo Radio Drawer Unit does just that by combining secure storage for weapons in the long box and gear in the top drawer plus the added convenience of keeping your communications equipment cool. The vented drawer can also be used for damp equipment storage.

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Combo Radio Drawer Unit Front

Combo Radio Drawer Series

OPS Public Safety Enjoys a Successful 2015 Police Fleet Expo in Milwaukee

expo-showroomOn August 18th – 21st OPS Public Safety exhibited for the first time at Police Fleet Expo and it was a very successful show for them. OPS Public Safety is an industry leading manufacturer of quality weapon and gear vehicle storage drawers for law enforcement including local and state police departments.

OPS Public Safety manufactures tough, secure, lightweight aluminum storage systems for Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Utility – PIU, Chevy Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle – PPV and other law enforcement vehicles. The Single, Dual, Stacked and Combo Drawer units enable the responders to organize their gear and get to it fast. New at the show were the SIDEKICK and MAX Secure Pickup Drawer models.

expo-sidekickThe “SIDEKICK” is an Over Wheelwell Secure Pickup Drawer Model that capitalizes on the space over the wheelwell. All OPS Public Safety products are manufactured with high grade durable 0.100” North American aluminum and stainless fasteners, each drawer fully extends on heavy duty ball bearing drawer slides rated at 200 lbs. total capacity and is available in an optional black finish.

expo-maxThe “MAX” Pickup Secure Storage Drawer is a large drawer that fits between the wheel wells providing maximum secure storage. The “MAX” drawer fully extends on heavy duty ball bearing drawer slides rated at 400 lbs. total capacity.

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