MLA is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of public order equipment and clothing to police forces and prison services all over the world, established in 1993..

Our on-site manufacturing facility allows is to produce high quality, reliable equipment which can be made to your specification.

Bespoke Design Service

Our Bespoke Design Service puts you in control. A talented and creative team of product designers are available to work closely with you throughout the specification process. From initial design brief to final design selection we can offer professional guidance to ensure we meet your requirements.

So, your idea can be brought to fruition or your ideal solution can be found – whether that’s a ready-made product or a bespoke design for a specialist application.

Made In Britain LogoWe concentrate on quality and performance in the field. We are sure that this, coupled with the right choice of materials and construction, balances the robust with the practice and comfortable.

We’re confident in the pursuit of excellence.

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MLA are proud to have been a supplier to Essex Police for 20 years

MLA News


MLA can announce the release of a brand new Flame Retardant AEP Vest. The vest has 24 baton round pouches and 15 rows of Molle. One size of the vest fits all, with elasticated side adjusters allowing the vest to be increased to 66 inches. Other features include: * 12 baton round pouches on the... Read more »

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MD trade mission to Indonesia

Managing Director, Michael Lupton, has just returned from a successful trade mission to Indonesia. The event, which was organised by the Department for International Trade, was held in Jakarta and was promoted by the British Embassy. It gave MLA an opportunity to meet up with its distribution agents, as well as to introduce new products.

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A flame-retardant tactical support belt has been developed by the MLA design team to evenly distribute weight across the hips, providing lumbar support to help prevent lower back pain. Our two-prong leather equipment belt fits perfectly and allows various pouches and accessories to be fixed to the belt spreading the load and reducing pressure. It... Read more »

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NEW PRODUCT – Firearms Leg-Drop Pouch

A new product has been developed for firearms teams by MLA’s design and development team. The Firearms Leg-Drop pouch has a magazine pouch, two baton round pouches and pockets at the back for glow sticks. The pouch, which has just been launched, is already in use by one UK police force. For more information please... Read more »

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Stopstick Training Day

A team from MLA’s design, purchasing and contracts department spent the day with South Yorkshire Police to see Stop Stick in action. The day was aimed at ensuring police officers were kept up-to-date with their Stop Stick training but allowed MLA staff to see first-hand how the tyre deflation device worked. Natalie Dearlove and Mimi... Read more »

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Gauntlet Public Order Glove making a return

Back by popular demand is our Defender D30 Gauntlet glove following several requests from UK forces. The glove is flame-retardant, cut-resistant (EN 388 Level 4) with knitted Aramid throughout. It is made from goatskin leather, is hardwearing and both abrasion and penetration resistant. The Gauntlet gives extra protection to the wrist area and is the... Read more »

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A GARMENT for rough sleepers has been created by students in York following a partnership between MLA and York College Fashion Department. For the second year running, Michael Lupton, has given the fashion and clothing students a brief for their final major project, which this year was inspired by the ‘Fashioned from Nature’ exhibition at... Read more »

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South Yorkshire Police have had another success with Stopstick after stopping a LGV travelling on the wrong side of the road down the M1. The large Iveco rigid LGV had cloned plates, and failed to stop. Stopstick was deployed and brought the speed down to 20mph. The driver lost control allowing police to capture and... Read more »

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We are delighted to welcome fashion degree graduate Lauren Dodd to work with the design team at MLA. Lauren impressively received a First Class Honours for her BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Production course. She had already done some work with MLA during her second year on the course, when she worked with Joy Lupton... Read more »

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MLA Typhoon Boot Meets New BSI Standard

We are delighted to announce our Defender Typhoon Plus public order boot now meets the new British Institute Standard (BSI). The revised standard reflects the changes of threats and operational needs of the user, including the need of further protection from petrol bombing and penetrative chemical threats. The new standard allows for new technologies such... Read more »

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