NAPED’s Growing and Award-Winning Membership

The law enforcement/public safety non-profit association adds new members, offers a promotion for law enforcement distributors and gears up for Annual General Meeting.


New Bern, N.C. (May 2018) – The National Association of Police Equipment Distributors (NAPED) are just weeks away from their Annual General Meeting and Exhibition to be held in Savannah, Georgia. On hand, several new members will be participating for the first time. NAPED was founded in 1984 to serve the law enforcement distribution community and has since grown to include storefront and online retailers, manufacturers and industry professionals, including several leading media groups. The purpose of the non-profit NAPED association is to provide businesses with networking, marketing and educational resources to grow their business in a demanding and competitive environment.

NAPED honors the men and women who serve in law enforcement and public safety with an ongoing promotion for a limited membership of only $500 to any law enforcement or public safety owned and operated police equipment distributorship or dealership. This promotion ends June 1, 2018.

Southern Police Equipment, one of the founding distributor members, has announced a major contract award from the Virginia Department of General Services that covers six categories over a five-year contract.

New companies joining NAPED include those with an international history in the firearms annuals, veteran owned companies and companies utilizing the latest in Nano-technology for the lifesaving production of armor systems. They include:

Aimpoint, makers of the fastest, most rugged and most efficient electronic small arms sighting system in the world, returns to NAPED after a hiatus of one year. Aimpoint sights proudly serve thousands of professionals in the field with Aimpoint products. Their red dot sight systems save agencies and units time in training and ammunition consumption with the additional benefit of battery life measured in years.

MagPump, innovators behind the fastest way to load magazines, will be attending their first NAPED AGM. The MagPump handgun loader system features a 50-round capacity hopper and mounts to any Weaver or Picatinny rail. The hopper-fed, loose ammunition is self-loading and oriented correctly in either direction. MagPump reduces magazine loading time by more than 50 percent and totally eliminates hand fatigue from loading.

Uniqative LLC is a law enforcement veteran owned company producing the next-gen extraction device. The X-Ball™ is a breaching tool designed to be hand held, as well as thrown for through the glass extraction, keeps police, military and firefighters from facing potential danger.

First Tactical’s DNA is in their cargo pants. First Tactical’s highly popular V2 pants support law enforcement, first responders and professional around the world. First Tactical design and produce apparel, BDU’s, gloves, outerwear, footwear, bags and gear, including a full line for the professional woman.

Diamond Age is the future of armor creating leading-edge anti-ballistic armor systems. Projects include rifle-resistant helmets, ultra-lightweight armor systems, improved armor designs for face and neck protection and structured biomimetic tile arrays for enhanced multi-hit performance and durability in ceramic armor systems.

Walther Arms, a leader in the firearms industry for almost 130 years, has supplied firearms to military, police and government security groups in every country of the world. The Walther PPQ Subcompact 9mm pistol, launched at the 2018 SHOT Show, features Walther’s Quick Defense Trigger.

“NAPED is the only association for the benefit of law enforcement and public safety distributors,” Tim Brown, president of NAPED and GT Distributors, commented. “We continue to communicate with our membership to drive greater value initiatives to help them gain significant reach into our market segment.”

There is still time to join NAPED for its Annual General Meeting and Exhibition at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa, June 8 – 11, 2018. Contact director@naped.com for membership or event information.

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About National Association of Police Equipment Distributors (NAPED):

NAPED was created by bringing together law enforcement distributors, industry professionals and manufacturers to form a network for the purpose of mutually sharing the vast amounts of market experience, resources and product knowledge comprised within its membership. NAPED acts as a forum for member manufacturers and distributors to form long-term, profitable relationships.  www.naped.com