MLA history

Founded over 22 years ago, we have vast experience in equipping officers who deal with control and restraint, firearms, public order and anti riot situations worldwide. We are able to supply a full range of protective police equipment and riot gear including helmets, boots, gloves, ballistic equipment, batons and officer safety training equipment. Working closely with customers in the design and development of products to ensure we meet the demands of those in the frontline is paramount to MLA.

MLA supply a full range of limb protection and shields – designed and manufactured in the UK – and in March 2006 we launched the Frontline range.  MLA is the exclusive distributor of StopStick Tyre Deflation Systems and supply a range of ballistic shields and helmets. MLA is also a main dealer for 5.11 clothing.

We have a proven history of design and development. In 2009 we launched the Defender range of PPE for public order officers.  Defender products are designed to offer a fully tested and certified product to either HOSDB or BSI standards at a price that shows real value and helps meet the budgetary constraints on police forces. The Defender helmet and Pinlock were soon followed by the Defender boot which has won a place on the UKs National Framework Contract.

In September 2010 the Defender glove range was added to the list of Defender products. With four style option the Defender glove gives choice and value. Newer Defender products are under development and due to be released early next year.

Call +44 (0) 1759 318557 or email for more information or to enquire about any aspect of our police equipment product range.