Southern Police Equipment Announce Virginia State Contract Award

The Richmond-based law enforcement and correctional equipment supplier has landed a five-year, six category contract from the Virginia Department of General Services to fulfill all apparel, footwear and accessory needs to all Virginia state law enforcement, correctional, institutional and state agencies facilities and employees.

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Richmond, Va. ( Southern Police Equipment announces that it has won a large five year, six category award for all state of Virginia agencies, including law enforcement, institutions and correction facilities from the Virginia Department of General Services. The contract covers procurement of footwear, clothing and accessories for the state of Virginia facilities and employees, such as the Division of Motor Vehicles, Virginia state hospitals and school systems, the Virginia Port Authority and Airports and colleges, such as Virginia Tech, Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and the National Guard installation at Fort Pickett.

Brands distributed by Southern Police Equipment that will be part of the procurement include Bates Footwear, Wolverine, G&G, Danner Boots, Caterpillar, Tru Spec, 5.11, Aramark, Dickies, Jerzee, Fruit of the Loom and many others. Southern Police Equipment has also announced the US Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) has extended their contract with the Virginia-based distributor for a fourth year for a variety of anti-stab body armor through their manufacturing partner, Survival Armor. Southern Police Equipment includes in this contract body armor developed exclusively for women by Roxanne Folsom, a pioneer in the development and fitting of ballistic protection to accommodate the female shape for over twenty years.

Southern Police Equipment, located in Richmond, Virginia, is a small, woman owned and operated business under the leadership of Karen Allan Ballengee. Ballengee was also one of the first members of the National Association of Police Equipment Distributors in 1982, having served on their board of directors as president and still continues to value the relationship the non-profit association provides for her growing distributorship.

“We are extremely honored to continue to serve the state of Virginia with this new contract,” Karen Allan Ballengee commented. “We continue to grow the number of brands we offer to law enforcement, state and federal agencies and our correctional and institutional facilities. Southern Police Equipment is also growing and we are currently hiring for several positions at our Richmond headquarters.”

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About Southern Police Equipment:

Southern is celebrating our 47th year in business! Southern Police Equipment is a family – operated business established in 1971. Owned and operated by Karen Allan Ballengee, whose goal has always been to offer the best quality products and sales representatives available.

Southern Police Equipment carries a large assortment of equipment and supplies for the public safety professional or the general shooter: body armor, tactical equipment, chemical products, cleaning supplies, gun cases, range equipment, vehicle equipment, emergency equipment, law enforcement equipment, duty gear, knives and tools, used and new guns and much more. GSA Contract Number GS-07F-0273T.