Unique Storage Solution for HAENNI Scales

According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), approximately 4 million commercial vehicle inspections are completed annually throughout North America. Specially trained inspectors are required to conduct various inspections to ensure that large trucks and buses are operating safely with weight requirements and are complaint with regulations.*

In 2017, a large police department in Connecticut, was in search for a storage solution to help organize their equipment and safely secure 4 portable Haenni scales used for inspections.

The Problem

With a large variety of equipment – scales, rifles, gear and electronics – and required spare-tire access, this department found it challenging to find a solution to meet its unique needs and correspond with a strict timeline. In addition, the unit must have a masked appearance to avoid being recognized by anyone who is looking into the vehicle.                                  

The Solution

After one-on-one consultations, the OPS Public Safety team developed a CVE unit which included a gun box to store two rifles, a single drawer for miscellaneous gear and equipment, and 4 compartments to secure 4 HAENNI scales with a modified top to allow for an equipment tray to be mounted. To ensure access to the spare tire, OPS Public Safety’s engineers created a design that included a removable front section to easily access the spare tire when need.  And lastly, to guarantee that this unit was indistinguishable, a black top-coat was applied.                                    

The Result 

The department was more than pleased with the final product and the OPS Public Safety staff’s commitment to finding a storage solution to meet their storage requirements, while being receptive to a strict timeline.                                                                                                                                                                                       

“This was a great project for our team to work on,” said Joe Lawrenson, Manager of Business Development. “We find more departments are looking for a secure storage solution specifically for Haenni scales. Currently these scales are placed in the back of an SUV or pickup, which slide around when driving.  With our CVE scale solution, this allows our customers to safely store the scales units, equipment, and rifles securely within their vehicle”.

Photos of the OPS Public Safety CVE SCALE UNIT                                                                                               

 

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For more information on the OPS Public Safety CVE Scale Unit, please call Joe Lawrenson at 630.994.3300 x206.

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*Source: Leandro, Nicole. “Inspections.” CVSA – Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, 2018, retrieved from cvsa.org/inspections/inspections/.

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.

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Nothing but positive feedback from Vancouver Police Department

Letter written to OPS Public Safety by Sergeant Brad Brewer of the Vancouver Police Department:

We have had nothing but positive feedback on our OPS Stacked Drawer series drawer units. The most noticeable difference from the older vehicles with storage is the noise difference. The new OPS Public Safety box is significantly quieter. That makes a big difference when driving with it for 12 hrs.

I am very impressed with the functionality of the box. We use heavy steel breaching equipment and the gear fits perfectly across the width of the drawer and there is absolutely no drawer sag or hinge resistance during drawer opening/closing. The box is filled to capacity and all equipment can be accessed without taking everything out first.

Kudos to the design team for putting together a box that truly stores the exact equipment used by the customer, instead of the customer trying to make their equipment fit an existing design.

Sergeant Brad Brewer
Tactical Support Section Special Operations
Vancouver Police Department
3585 Graveley Street
Vancouver, BC Canada V5K 5J5

Pennsylvania State Police

Letter written to OPS Public Safety by Sergeant Barry L. Brinser of the Pennsylvania State Police:

Please pass on to your team our greatest appreciation for such a great, high quality piece of equipment. My men are brutally honest and are critical of all the gear we test and evaluate. They will, and do put things to the test. Since we have started to roll these units out, I have not received one complaint.

With that said, let me tell you what your product has done for us.

With all the latest and greatest Tactical gear, our vehicles have become over loaded and unable to organize properly. We found ourselves having to empty the trunks to get to our gear and to find our tools – delaying the response of the men to critical incidents, where every second counts.

Since the installed drawer systems, the men have been able to organize their gear and set them up to their individual needs. Also, our weapon systems are more secure, giving us a peace of mind when we are forced to leave our vehicles unattended.

The system also allows for a faster rapid deployment of the men and their gear.

What I would like you to pass on to your team, is with the quality product that you are supplying, you are without a doubt keeping my men safer and enabling them to deploy faster. Which ultimately keeps the public safer and saves lives. We are fighting the good fight.

Thank you again for your help.

Sergeant Barry L. Brinser
Tactical Operations Division
Special Emergency Response Team
SERT East Coordinator

Pennsylvania State Police
Bureau of Emergency & Special Operations
171 East Hershey Park Drive
Hershey, PA 17033