John Setina, Founder

Inventor, Craftsman, Businessman

Setina Manufacturing Company, Inc. was founded in 1963 by John R. Setina. Mr. Setina had 17 years previous experience as a Vehicle Repair Specialist with the Washington State Patrol Automotive Division. He also owned his own body repair business when the State Patrol recognized his expertise and recruited him. While performing his duties in designing and building roll bars for the Washington State Patrol Cadet Driver Training Program, John saw the need for officer protection while transporting prisoners, and the need to reinforce the vehicle in the event of an accident.


With his inventive spirit and exceptional engineering ability, John Setina began working tirelessly on his idea evenings and weekends in his garage. At this time, John designed the first Setina products and received his first patent, with many other patents to follow.


Although John is no longer with us, his legacy continues with the integrity and old-fashioned family values he so strongly believed in. Setina Manufacturing Company carries on as one of the most respected names in law enforcement equipment, setting industry standards through technological advances and innovative design.

A Legacy in Leadership

Terry Setina, President and Judy Setina, Vice President have both been an integral part of the company for over thirty years. As President, Terry Setina has executive production responsibilities and oversees the entire manufacturing process to ensure only the highest quality products are produced.

Our Designs continue to set today's Industry Standard.

The Original creator of Police Fleet Vehicle Partitions

Bodyguard Partitions incorporate a roll bar type framework with various polymer window configurations. John applied for his first patent in 1963. That was the first Police Vehicle Partition Patent of its type awarded by the U.S. Patent Office. Since that original patent, Setina has been awarded many other patents in over 50 years of designing and manufacturing law enforcement vehicle equipment.

Manufacturing Ability

Setina Manufacturing Company is a modern, state of the art, advanced method of performance manufacturing facility. We perform nearly all of the manufacturing processes at our facility, from receiving the raw materials, to the finished product.

Setina's second automated factory location in Olympia, Washington

Our Focus

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Setina Manufacturing Company is committed to providing value added services to our customers by creating a successful partnership with them through our uncompromising adherence to the highest standards. Our pledge is to establish lasting relationships with our customers by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through exceptional performance by every member of our team.


We realize that to continue our marketing and production edge, we must continue being rapidly active in designing new products and making any needed improvements to our current products. We have exceptional product and market knowledge and excellent design and manufacturing capabilities.

Excellence in Engineering

Setina Manufacturing Company has become one of the most Respected Names in the law enforcement industry through our dedication to the highest standards in design and performance. For over 60 years our uncompromising adherence to Excellence in Engineering has set the foundations for our leading designs. In a competitive world we are proud to set the standards.

Advanced Computer Design and Innovation

Setina Manufacturing Company uses the latest in computer assisted design technology in our product development and in our manufacturing process. Setina Manufacturing Company’s network infrastructure rivals those of larger companies. Our high speed, gigabit and fiber optic network infrastructure allows our employees to work effectively and efficiently.

True to Our Roots


Industry Relationships

Setina has very high standards in our distributor qualifications, enabling us to attract and retain the top law enforcement equipment companies. We are thankful for these long term relationships that have helped support our company through many years of business.

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