GALLS® Receives Five Awards at the NAUMD 2022 Convention and Exposition

GALLS® takes home four Best Dressed Public Safety Awards® and one Image of the Year Award®.

Lexington, Kentucky (June 2022)GALLS®, the nation’s leading supplier serving America’s Public Safety professionals, is proud to announce during the Network Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD) annual convention and exposition, held this year in Reston, Virginia, the company took home an unprecedented five awards from the NAUMD Awards Reception and Banquet.

“NAUMD is a unique and important association in the uniform industry, and GALLS is proud to be a long-term committed member,” Mike Fadden, CEO of GALLS, commented. “These awards demonstrate our passion for providing our customers with premier products and services that keep their agencies looking great, while providing easy-to-use customer personal and e-solutions, and, if not staying within budget, actually saving them money.”

The NAUMD Best Dressed Public Safety Awards® are presented to police, fire, sheriff, correctional, EMS, security, and other public safety departments. In addition to recognizing the departments, the awards also recognize the NAUMD distributors and manufacturers involved in the program. The goal of the Best Dressed Public Safety Awards is to promote professionalism and excellence within the uniform industry.

(L-R) Marieo Foster, Chief of Police for the Bureau of Engraving & Printing Police, and Mike Fadden, CEO of GALLS

GALLS received the Best Dressed Public Safety Awards for the following categories:

  • Government – Bureau of Engraving & Printing Police, Washington D.C.
  • Police & Sheriff, K-9 – Lancaster Police Department K9 Unit, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Police & Sheriff, Motorcycle – Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • Emergency Services, Large Fire House – DC Fire and EMS, Washington, D.C.

The NAUMD Image of the Year Awards® is bestowed by the Image Apparel Institute, recognizing the best workplace apparel programs with this award. Offered since 1978, the Image of the Year Award recognizes the organization’s program and the manufacturers and distributors that created it.

In 2022, GALLS was awarded the Image of the Year Award in Transportation, Train, and Rail for Keolis Commuter Services, which operates and maintains the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s commuter rail system. In working with GALLS, Keolis developed a new professional and stylish look for uniforms, outerwear, and footwear.  GALLS was able to quickly satisfy the need for a large range of sizes, including maternity wear, by using their web-based e-Quip system to allow employees to place, track, and receive their orders.

In addition to these multiple awards, GALLS also assisted Smith & Warren®. Smith & Warren received the Image of the Year Award®, Badges for the Birmingham Alabama Police Department by designing a custom badge with a recreation of the Birmingham city skyline and iconic buildings. GALLS supplied the custom badges for Smith & Warren.

For more information on Mike Fadden, CEO of Galls, visit Linkedin. Visit the GALLS website for more information at and on Facebook.

About GALLS®:

Lexington, Kentucky-based GALLS, LLC® is “Proud to Serve America’s Public Safety Professionals.” Together with its subsidiaries, GALLS represent the largest distributor of uniform and equipment to public safety personnel, including police, fire, EMS, private security, corrections, federal/military, and postal. Each year, more than one million men and women in the public safety, postal, and public transportation industries depend on GALLS for their essential and robust selection of equipment and apparel, ranging from customized uniforms, sunglasses, and boots/shoes to body armor, handcuffs, medical kits, and light bars. Founded in 1967, GALLS is a trusted resource for fast, convenient, and reliable public safety equipment, supplies, and gear. GALLS is headquartered in Lexington, KY, and boasts an associate team of 1500-plus based throughout the United States that services customers through an award-winning national catalog, convenient eCommerce site, more than 125 dedicated sales reps, 80 locations, and the eQuip agency online solution. Learn more at

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