The PSM Group is comprised of independent, non-competing, quality driven manufacturers working together to generate ideas, reduce costs, and foster innovation. We will help to bring product excellence, business integrity, personalized service, and strong, stable long-term relationships to our end user and distribution network customers, both now, and well into the future.

We are teaming together to share resources and reduce costs with the goal of helping our companies and our dealers to continue to "survive and thrive" in this very competitive marketplace.

Aug 31, 2016
PSM Group

Bates Launches Athletic, Lightweight Tactical Footwear

Bates Response logoBates Special Response Tactical and Special Response Tactical-7 offer a new generation of footwear for public service professionals. Designed with action-contoured DuraFLEX instead of conventional leather uppers, these boots and shoes move faster and take corners sharper, just like high performance athletic shoes.

  • Molded DuraFLEX upper that is durable and easy to clean.
  • Lightweight and breathable mesh panels and tongue.
  • Molded heel counter for an enhanced fit.
  • EVA cushion midsole with an internal nylon shank.
  • Slip resistant rubber outsole with a reinforced toe-stitch for increased durability.
  • Padded mesh collar for breathability and comfort.
  • Removable cushioned insert with added arch support.
  • Airport friendly, non-metallic hardware.
  • Available in sizes M 7-12, 13, 14, 15 and EW 7-12, 13, 14.

Bates Special Response

Aug 31, 2016
PSM Group

Over $11,000 Donated To Breast Cancer Research and Support Charities

Since, Blackinton® started its Breast Cancer Awareness program we have raised over $11,000 for Breast Cancer Research and Support Charities. Many departments, like Roscoe Police (CLICK HERE to see video), have helped raise awareness by wearing their Breast Cancer badge each October! Blackinton donates 10% of sales from its Breast Cancer line equally to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.

Help us raise awareness, CARE TO WEAR PINK! CLICK HERE to find a dealer in your area.

SEPTEMBER 9th is the deadline to place your order for a Pink Blackinton Breast Cancer Awareness Badge to ensure you have it in time for October.

Jul 5, 2016
PSM Group

Commemorating the 15 Year Remembrance of 9/11

Fifteen years later we have healed but we will never forget the horrific events of 9/11, or the 2,983 lives lost. Blackinton® is proud to offer the public safety community a way to commemorate the remembrance of 9/11 with a unique custom badge, pin, or challenge coin. Blackinton® will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of its 9/11 products to the September 11th Widows and Victims Families’ Association, Inc. Click here to download our flyer.

Jul 5, 2016
PSM Group

What Looks More Authentic?

FlexBadge©, Blackinton’s new flexible metallic looking emblem is changing the way law enforcement personnel think about embroidery and the traditional patch. Compared to thread, FlexBadge© exudes authority and its detail is impeccable. Call us today 800-699-4436 and make the move from embroidery.

Click Here for additional information.

Jul 5, 2016
PSM Group

Bates Tried and True Best Sellers

Strike 8” Side with Zip with anti-fatigue technology delivers the comfort you want with the durability you need. Watch this video to learn more about Bates Endurance Performance System anti-fatigue technology.

8” Tactical Sport Side Zip – Bates #1 selling boot from the Ultra-Lites collection. Catch this video for more information

Jul 5, 2016
PSM Group

Gould & Goodrich Introduces New Ergonomic Belt System (EBS) with Patented Comfort Panel

G&G’s new system helps distribute a duty rig’s weight for comfort and support, and helps avoid the troublesome pinching and binding that a fully loaded duty rig often causes. The EBS consists of an inner belt, duty belt, patented comfort panel, padded lumbar pad, and two 9” keepers to secure the comfort panel to the duty belt. Available as a set, or components may be purchased separately.

Model 503 includes one of each:
Duty Belt, Model 54
Inner Belt, Model 55
Comfort Panel, Model 500
Lumbar Pad, Model X506
Keepers, Model 505-2

L-Force™ Plain
L-Force™ Basketweave
Phoenix Nylon

SM (28 to 32”)
MD (34 to 38”)
LG (40 to 44”)
XL (46 to 50”)

May 2, 2016
PSM Group

Simplifying the Duty Holster

Gould Goodrich Xcalibur Holster

X-CALIBUR – Light Bearing and Non-Light Bearing Duty Holsters

  • Auto-Locking
  • Thumb Indexed
  • Patented
  • Made In U.S.A.

Using the Science of Human Factors, X-CALIBUR is designed to work with your body’s natural movement and mechanics to provide a fast, secure, and intuitive draw.

Available for purchase NOW! Please contact Customer Service to order your samples.

May 2, 2016
PSM Group


May 2, 2016
PSM Group

Bates Uniform Oxfords

Put your best foot forward in Bates best-selling uniform oxfords. With over 15 styles of men’s and women’s oxfords, Bates has an oxford that will fit your needs.

Bates number one selling style is Bates Lites® Black Leather Oxford. Created with a durable leather upper and breathable moisture wicking lining, this USA made style is classic and polishable. The shoe includes a cushioned removable insert for added comfort and a non-marking Bates Max Lites® outsole.

One recent customer commented, “The oxford is comfortable, light and easily takes a shine. I look forward to purchasing another pair in the future. Good job Bates!”

If you’re looking for a glossy appearance, Bates has several styles of high gloss oxfords. Bates Lites® High Gloss Oxfords offers the same features and benefits of the traditional leather oxford, but has a high gloss finish for added shine.

If you’re attending Police Week in Washington, DC this month, make sure you’re dressed for success with Bates oxfords. Visit to see our large selection of sizes and styles. With over five widths and 23 sizes for men and four widths and 15 sizes for women, we’re sure to have a style to fit your needs.

Make sure and visit Bates booth at the Police Week Expo, May 13-15, 2016. Bates representatives will be on hand with our latest styles, promotions and giveaways.

Bates Oxfords


$1,500 Monthly Giveaway $1,500 Monthly Giveaway

Recent PSM Group Winners

  • August 2016
    Terry Davis from Montgomery, TX
    Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
  • July 2016
    Tony Tribble from Ashley, Indiana
    Steuben County Sheriff's Office
  • June 2016
    Miltiadis Tzoumas from Bayonne, NJ
    Hudson County Sheriff's Office
  • May 2016
    Leo Lozano from San Jacinto, CA
    Riverside County Sheriff's Dept
  • April 2016
    Tim Stendel from Broken Arrow, OK
    Tulsa PD
  • March 2016
    Marcus Jackson from Hodgenville, KY
    Hodgenville PD
  • February 2016
    Philip Greenbaum from Plain City, OH
    Plain City PD
  • January 2016
    Brett Markle from Ligonier, PA
    Ligonier Township PD
  • December 2015
    Randy Kelly from Fishers, IN
    Fishers Police
  • November 2015
    Brandon Janco from Gallatin, TN
    Hendersonville Tennessee PD
  • October 2015
    Phillip Hull from Cumming, GA
    Alpharetta Police Department
  • September 2015
    Jake Kessler from Pendleton, OR
    Umatilla County Sheriff's Office