The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group, a company with a rich heritage in the law enforcement and sporting markets, encompasses a group of recognized and well-respected brands known for their innovation and quality. We are committed to focusing on the customer first in all we do. Our mission, Together, We Save Lives, is much more than a statement; it is a creed we live by.
Innovation. Performance. Excellence. Legacy.
At The Safariland Group we live these values every day. We live them when we empower over two thousand people to design, engineer, research and deliver our protective equipment products to those that keep us safe. We live them as we continuously seek new innovations to add to the premier group of Safariland product lines that protect law enforcement, military and security professionals. We live them when we help save lives. Our Safariland SAVES CLUB® has chronicled and honored over 2,035 public safety professionals whose lives have been saved, in part through using our products. We’re proud of who we are and what we do.
FROM FOUNDATION TO INNOVATION
In 1964, following his father’s request for a custom holster, Neale Perkins launched a holster business from his garage in Sierra Madre, California. He named his new company Safariland, after the African safari excursions he and his father enjoyed together. Within a few short months, Neale’s custom holster was a hit and he went from making a few hundred holsters a month to more than 5,000.
Safariland soon gained a reputation for transforming the industry with innovative, high-quality products. In the 1970’s Safariland saw a need for commercially available concealable body armor to protect law enforcement and won the first contract with the LAPD to supply body armor.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Safariland reached new milestones by introducing the first Level III Retention™ duty holster and by becoming the first in the industry to achieve an ISO 9001 Standard Certification. In 1985 Team Safariland was established, the first corporate sponsored competitive shooting team in the industry. To this day the team regularly field-tests materials and products for Safariland, playing an integral role in research and development for new law enforcement and commercial products.