FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: UPDATED ON 5 MAY 2020
STATEMENT OF NATIONAL PRESIDENT PATRICK YOES ON FOP-CENTERRA PARTNERSHIP FOR PPE EQUIPMENT
All across our country, FOP members are on the frontlines—keeping our homes, neighborhoods and streets safe in this time of crisis. The men and women in law enforcement have always faced dangers in the line of duty, but they face a new and invisible threat in COVID-19.
Ensuring the health and safety of our members is one of the most important and sacred responsibilities of our fraternity. We know that there are police officers, correctional officers, State troopers and deputy sheriffs who are performing their duties without adequate—and in some cases, without any—personal protective equipment (PPE). Our officers need this equipment to reduce the risk of exposure. The FOP has been fighting in Washington and in our State capitals to get the resources we need at this critical time.
The National FOP is partnering with Centerra, a Constellis company and a global logistics and services company, to provide vital personal protective equipment and clothing to FOP members. This arrangement will give our 2,300 lodges and the agencies they represent access to an array of PPE products and services. The agreement ensures that the products are vetted to ensure that they meet appropriate government and industry standards. Further, it ensures competitive pricing, a reliable supply chain, and proven fulfillment capabilities.
Centerra will work with local, State, and regional purchasing officers to provide difficult to find PPE at fair prices. All PPE provided by Centerra meets the appropriate international or United States standards and has been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the United States.
Centerra can source:
If your agency needs PPE, please provide this information to your management or purchasing officials.
The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest law enforcement labor organization in the United States, with more than 351,000 members.
To download this info click here: FOP-Centerra PPE Supply