GALLS® CEO, Mike Fadden, explains how law enforcement uniform procurement problems cost agencies time, money, and affect morale, and the one-stop solution with GALLS’ online technology.
Lexington, Ken. (September 2021) – Mike Fadden, CEO of GALLS, LLC®, offers up his expert insight on the expensive issue of uniform and gear procurement programs and how an easy-to-implement online technology saves agencies thousands of dollars, saves hundreds of hours normally spent on procurement, and gives officers and agencies a higher satisfaction in unit appearance. The article, “Cost Saving and Easy to Use Uniform Procurement Online Solution,” introduces agencies to GALLS’s unique eQuip solution on Officer.com’s Expert Insights section.
As Mike points out in several examples, police forces are often using outdated systems to track their uniform procurement programs which results in officers spending more time in the process with poor tracking results and cost overruns. Often these programs rely on officers to spend their personal cash allowances which results in officers delaying or forgoing uniform purchases and an overall degradation in those departments’ appearance.
Mike explains how GALLS eQuip online solution removes much of the daily paperwork and spreadsheeting commonly done and places all logistics, accounting, and approval processes online.
“As a leading distributor of uniforms and equipment to public safety agencies, GALLS realized the inefficiencies in departments’ uniform programs were affecting the very mission that operators sign up for,” Fadden wrote. “More time and money were wasted with mixed results leading to frustration, low morale, and stretched budgets. GALLS initiated an online solution we call eQuip, to provide agencies a way to custom order uniforms and equipment while managing the entire process from procurement to accounting. Average savings end up around $370 to $500 per individual officer.”
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Read the complete article on Officer.com’s Expert Insights Blog and to find out more about how eQuip is saving time and money for police agencies, large and small. Contact GALLS for your free department assessment or call Jeff Bush at 859-351-2524 or email Bush-Jeffrey@galls.com.
Lexington, Kentucky-based GALLS, LLC® is “Proud to Serve America’s Public Safety Professionals.” Together with its subsidiaries, GALLS represent the largest distributor of uniform and equipment to public safety personnel, including police, fire, EMS, private security, corrections, federal/military, and postal. Each year, more than one million men and women in the public safety, postal, and public transportation industries depend on GALLS for their essential and robust selection of equipment and apparel, ranging from customized uniforms, sunglasses, and boots/shoes to body armor, handcuffs, medical kits, and light bars. Founded in 1967, GALLS is a trusted resource for fast, convenient, and reliable public safety equipment, supplies, and gear. GALLS is headquartered in Lexington, KY, and boasts an associate team of 1500-plus based throughout the United States that services customers through an award-winning national catalog, convenient eCommerce site, more than 125 dedicated sales reps, 80 locations, and the eQuip agency online solution. Learn more at www.galls.com.