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HISTORY

Proudly Celebrating Over 69 Years - since 1949
Founder



After serving this country in World War 1 with the Royal Canadian Artillery, 54th Battery, the founder of Stokes - International, Bill Stokes, started Stokes Caps and Regalia in 1949.
His choice of dedicated craftsmen and women in the beginning helped to set the company on a successful journey of producing quality products and legendary service. 



Police Supply, Police Gear CanadaIn 1961, Lloyd Mellor, Bill Stokes’ son-in-law, took over the company upon Bill’s death and continued the philosophy of building a company with quality products, knowledgeable craftspeople and exemplary customer service.

David Mellor, the grandson of the founder and now the president, stated, “my grandfather and his team pioneered the redesign of the stiff, uncomfortable uniform hats of the day into light-weight flexible uniform caps, making our caps the most requested hats in the industry”. 

The Police and Fire departments have come to trust Stokes for police gear, police supply and fire department supplies because they have been an integral part of maintaining and enhancing these Canadian departments’ traditions for over 60 years. 

If you’re a Fire Chief, Police Chief or a purchasing agent sourcing police gear or fire gear you will find a variety of products. Stokes has the quality products, the selection you want, friendly service and the knowledge to help you to find what you need.

As a way of giving back to the community in our 60th year, we are making a contribution to Muscular Dystrophy Canada, a charity endorsed by our customers and our staff.