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?”

Learn more about Combo Radio Drawer

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.”

Learn more about CVE Wheel/Axles Scales Unit 

Photos from PFE 2016

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.