How this Fall River uniform manufacturer is outfitting police departments nationwide

It’s easy enough to miss if you’re driving by, but there’s a Fall River business on the fourth floor of a former mill building on Quarry Street that quietly and methodically manufactures formal dress coats and pants for the Chicago Police Department.

It also makes full dress uniforms for the New Bedford Police Department.

And that’s just scratching the surface.

Anchor Uniform Manufacturing is also “an approved manufacturer” of dress uniforms for the New York City Police Department — the difference in that case being that they instead are required to provide all materials and designs to a Manhattan manufacturer, which in turn stitches it all together.

In addition to police and fire departments, Anchor Uniform Manufacturing employs a staff of 40 that designs, cuts, stitches and fuses together men’s and ladies’ uniforms and associated apparel for commercial airlines; the U.S. Army; and the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection