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.



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