DHL Supply Chain has been awarded an initial six-year contract by West Midlands Police (WMP) to join the National Uniform Managed Service (NUMS).

As part of the contract with what is the second largest police force in the UK, DHL will design and deliver police uniforms and equipment for WMP, based at a DHL site.

DHL said it would provide a consistent, efficient and uninterrupted supply of products ranging from patrol wear to body amour.

It will do this via an online shop, supported by DHL’s “expertise in managing the upstream supply chain as well as local deliveries to the force”.

WMP is the second police service, following the Metropolitan Police in 2016, to work with DHL to implement NUMS and work towards a single national platform for uniform procurement.

Simon Potter, vice-president public sector, DHL Supply Chain, said: “We’re delighted to build on our success with the Metropolitan Police and manage NUMS for West Midlands Police.

“We’re proud to have developed a service which streamlines uniform procurement to create significant cost savings, and make the day-to-day lives of officers that much easier.”