• Protect Against Fentanyl Risks

    fentanylFentanyl is a serious threat to anyone who comes in contact with it, whether it is inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through a mucous membrane or the skin. It can take just 2‐3 milligrams of fentanyl (equivalent to a few grains of salt) to induce respiratory depression, cardiac arrest, and possibly death. There are a variety of situations in a correctional environment that can present a risk of exposure to the drug including intake, property rooms, mail handling, and cell searches.

    It’s not as simple as avoiding the drug in its powdered form. Traces of fentanyl can be found in individuals who have vomited, and the drug remains dangerous even when mixed with bodily fluids. Adding to the potential danger for prison staff, any suspected drug may contain powerful opioids such as fentanyl. Therefore, handling illicit substances in any capacity is inherently hazardous.

    Wearing the appropriate personal protection that is tested against fentanyl is essential for keeping your facility safe. Bob Barker Company has just introduced a revolutionary new glove designed specifically for these types of high-risk situations. The Microflex LifeStar™ EC gloves have been tested against fentanyl and gastric acid exposure. The double-dipped, dual color helps quickly identify if the glove has been compromised. The bright blue interior makes breaches more detectable and white exterior makes fluid and blood contact with glove more visible. This means your staff can have greater confidence they’ll be protected in real-world fentanyl exposure situations.

    Microflex LifeStar™ EC Gloves


    • High risk protection with excellent comfort
    • No permeation of Fentanyl or gastric acid when exposed up to 240 minutes
    • Dual color helps to identify if a glove has been compromised
    • Superior comfort and tactility enables users to complete tasks with ease while reducing risks
    • Non-stick formulations eliminates sticking to adhesives
    • Fewer defects ensures an extraordinary level of protection

    Click here to learn more.

  • Introducing Odor Hound: 100% Safe Instant Odor Eliminator


    Here's what our hound found...

    From annoying smells to nausea-inducing stenches, odors are everywhere, including:

    •  Trash receptacles
    •  Property rooms
    •  Bathrooms and shower areas
    •  Officer gear and clothing
    •  Pods, dorms, and living spaces
    •  Booking, visitation, and common areas
    •  Medical and infirmary areas

    Odor Hound was Designed Specifically for Corrections, Detention, and Rehabilitation Facilities

    ODOR HOUND is available only from Bob Barker Company. To learn more about how to get rid of unwanted smells once and for all, click here.

  • 3 Great Tips For Being A Successful Corrections Officer

    Check out this video that describes three common principles that every CO should base their career on: Be Firm, Be Fair, and Be Consistent.

  • Bob Barker Company, Inc. Has Entered into a Contract with Purchasing Solutions Alliance

    Bob Barker Company, Inc. Has Entered into a Contract with Purchasing Solutions Alliance to Provide Customers with High Quality Rifle Resistant Body Armor and Accessories at Favorable Discounts

    Bob Barker Company, Inc., the nation’s leading detention supplier, announced today the company has been awarded a purchasing cooperative contract through Purchasing Solutions Alliance (PSA) to provide Rifle Resistant Body Armor and Accessories. The competitively solicited and publicly awarded agreement will allow greater accessibility to Bob Barker Company’s extensive line of high quality body armor for agencies needing bullet proof vests, rifle resistant plates, carriers, ballistic helmets, and body armor kits. All items are provided through our Officers Only division.

    Purchasing Solutions Alliance is a nationwide cooperative purchasing organization for public agencies, local governments, political subdivisions, and non-profits put in place by the Brazos Valley Council of Governments as a way to make the procurement process easier and less time consuming for agencies. PSA looks for quality vendors through public solicitations which are then competitively awarded through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process. By combining the purchasing power of all its members, PSA is able to negotiate greater discounts than the members can achieve individually.

    “As a national distributor, we understand the numerous challenges that government agencies and educational institutions face,” said Robert Barker, President. “Being a part of this cooperative purchasing network will allow us to deliver supplies to an even broader base of government customers and focus on our mission of providing innovative solutions and exceptional customer service.”

    There is no fee required to become a PSA member. For more information or to register, visit www.psabuy.org or call Bob Barker Company at this dedicated toll free number, 877-430-4866.

    About Bob Barker Company

    The Bob Barker Company, founded in 1972 by Robert “Bob” Barker, Sr., is the nation’s leading detention supplier and the worldwide leader delivering innovative supplies and services to federal, state and local government agencies and select businesses. Bob Barker Company’s headquarters and distribution center is located in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina with an additional distribution and sales center located in Ogden, Utah. The company is a privately owned, family-run business whose core values are centered on integrity, service, excellence, innovation and unity.

    A division of Bob Barker Company, Officers Only is a reliable source for quality apparel and offers a broad and diverse product lineup of protective and essential equipment that are brand recognized and trusted by law enforcement, corrections, military and public service office.

    About Purchasing Solutions Alliance

    In 2008, the Brazos Valley Council of Governments’ (BVCOG) Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution creating Purchasing Solutions Alliance (PSA), a purchasing cooperative for public agencies. The purpose of PSA is to identify qualified vendors of goods and services, comply with state and federal bidding requirements, and relieve the burdens of governmental purchasing by realizing economies of scale. Products offered through PSA have been subjected to either the formal competitive bid or proposal process. PSA uses the formal Request for Proposal (RFP) method as it allows for negotiation with the highest ranked vendor and ultimately provides the best value for PSA participating and prospective member agencies. PSA is an optional-use program, and there is no fee for agencies to participate. For more information, visit www.psabuy.org or call 1-979-595-2801 ext. 2035.

  • What is EVA?

    We’ve expanded our line of EVA Footwear! But what is EVA?

    Strap EVA Step-InsFor the technical definition, Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) is the copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate. It’s an extremely elastic material that can be compacted to form a porous material similar to rubber, yet with excellent toughness. This flexible porous plastic material has good barrier properties, low-temperature toughness, stress-crack resistance, hot-melt adhesive waterproof properties, and resistance to ultraviolet radiation. Porous EVA has little or no odor and is competitive with rubber and vinyl products in many electrical applications.

    Besides the EVA clogs, sandals, and step-ins that we carry, other typical applications for EVA include hot glue sticks, top of the line soccer cleats, craft foam sheets, flexible hoses, automobile bumpers and parts, toys, sports equipment padding, flexible packaging, commercial fishing gear, floating eye wear, book binders, cigarettes, orthotics, artificial flowers, mouth guards, and more!

    EVA footwear is gaining popularity in corrections because of its many benefits. Since EVA is slip-resistant, stress-tear resistant, odorless, and molded for comfort, EVA footwear is an ideal solution for the rigors of institutional use. Plus, EVA’s lightweight properties prevent its use as a weapon—keeping facilities and inmates safe!

    Check out our complete line of EVA Footwear, here!

  • Merry Christmas!

    For to us a child is born and he shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

    From all of us at Bob Barker Company, Merry Christmas!

  • Developing a Discipleship and Outreach Ministry for Prisoners

    Metanoia Ministries

    Metanoia Ministries offers churches the opportunity to develop a discipleship and outreach ministry for prisoners in their own communities. They offer the key tools for an all-inclusive ministry including evangelism, discipleship and reintegration of prisoners.

    “Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body."  Hebrews 13:3

    Watch as Mark Casson, Executive Director of Metanoia Ministries, describes how his life was changed as a result of attending a bible study while incarcerated at Monterey County Jail.

    Visit Metanoia Ministries to see how you can become involved in this outreach ministry program in your community.

  • Building New Lives Beyond Prison Walls

    Did You Know?

    • Without help, two of three women leaving prison will serve time again.
    • Without help, their children are far more likely to commit crimes that lead to prison.
    • Time in jail devastates families.
    • At the most basic level, communities spends $27,000 per year to keep just one person in prison.

    "We work together to ensure that these deserving women are given the opportunities they need... we will see destructive cycles broken while lives and futures are changed!"

    Changed Choices

    The goal of Changed Choices is to help incarcerated women understand they are unique and valuable individuals. They give their clients hope by providing the support system, training, spiritual foundation and sense of worth that will allow them to make wise choices as they transition back into society.

    Changed Choices' clients have remarkable success building new, better lives after prison. Less than 4% of the women that participate in the program return to jail. Their low recidivism rate is largely due to the approach of working with clients during incarceration, well in advance of their release.

    Through grace and determination, Changed Choices clients overcome their past and present obstacles. They become role models to their children, productive employees and inspiring members of their community. Click here to read their success stories.

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  • Facilitating the Healing Process for Victims and Offenders

    Bridges To Life

    Bridges To Life was founded in 1998 by John Sage after the brutal murder of his sister, Marilyn, in 1993. After his sister’s killers were convicted, he began to realize the terrible toll her murder had taken on his life, family, and the community. After much time of prayer and reflection, John was able to forgive his sister’s murderers and realize he had a place in his heart for all offenders. This life-changing experience inspired John to develop a rehabilitation program to take crime victims into the prison to work directly with offenders.

    The Bridges To Life program has two main goals:

    1. Reduce the recidivism (re-offending) rates of program graduates, thus making our communities safer
    2. Facilitate the healing process for victims and offenders

    Watch Annette's inspiring story of forgiveness and the difference she is making in the lives of incarcerated individuals through the Bridges To Life program:

  • 1 Million Lives Changed and Counting!

    Men-Valor_Interfaith_TROSADid You Know?

    • There are more than 2 million Americans incarcerated today.
    • An estimated 96% of incarcerated individuals will be released from prison and historically about half of those released will return to prison within 3 years.
    • 70% of children who have an incarcerated parent will end up in prison.

    Our mission is to develop and support programs that help incarcerated individuals successfully renter society and stay out for life.

    Giving Back

    Since 2009, the Bob Barker Company Foundation has awarded more than $2,000,000 to over 50 community-based projects in the United States, and we are growing. With a goal to partner with more organizations that are working to reduce recidivism, Bob Barker Company has created an endowment from our net profits. In addition to project support, the Foundation is expanding to include direct capacity building for nonprofit organizations who share our vision of reducing recidivism.

    Some Of Our Partners Include:

    Bridges To Life, TX & NC
    Changed Choices, NC
    Metanoia Prison Ministries, TN & GA
    Jobs for Life, NC
    Men of Valor, TN
    Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, NC

    Invitation to Partner

    The Bob Barker Company Foundation is the only Foundation in the U.S. that solely focuses on reducing recidivism. Whether you are a program that needs support or have funds to partner with us in this mission, we invite you to join us to help incarcerated individuals successfully reenter society and stay out for life!

    Visit our Foundation at bobbarkercompanyfoundation.org to learn more.

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