POLICING TODAY

POLICING TODAY

The Problem

American police are rethinking their training, procedures and tools to handle encounters with the mentally ill.

The Police Executive Research Forum, an independent research organization devoted to improving policing, reports that handling encounters with the mentally ill is a national crisis.

A Washington Post investigation tracking all fatal shootings by the police in 2015 found that nearly a quarter of the incidents involve a person who was mentally unstable.

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Pew Research Center (2017) reports the rapid increase of significant fear among police about their safety and about carrying out everyday policing Use of force by law enforcement continues to be controversial and more public, while officers are concerned they will be the next viral video.

Due to issues surrounding overuse and/or misuse, CEW’s are increasingly controversial. Subjects increasingly ignore commands escalating situations making hands-on restraint more dangerous. There are limited options for remote restraint – officers resort to combat or potentially injurious less lethal and/or lethal force. Existing less lethal devices rely on “pain compliance” resulting in probability of injury, increased aggression and complicated apprehension.

The Problem

American police are rethinking their training, procedures and tools to handle encounters with the mentally ill.

The Police Executive Research Forum, an independent research organization devoted to improving policing, reports that handling encounters with the mentally ill is a national crisis.

policecheif

Pew Research Center (2017) reports the rapid increase of significant fear among police about their safety and about carrying out everyday policing Use of force by law enforcement continues to be controversial and more public, while officers are concerned they will be the next viral video.

Due to issues surrounding overuse and/or misuse, CEW’s are increasingly controversial. Subjects increasingly ignore commands escalating situations making hands-on restraint more dangerous. There are limited options for remote restraint – officers resort to combat or potentially injurious less lethal and/or lethal force. Existing less lethal devices rely on “pain compliance” resulting in probability of injury, increased aggression and complicated apprehension.

Moder Policing Is Harder Than Ever

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Officers say they have physically struggled or fought in the past month with a suspect who was resisting arrest.
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Officers report they or their colleagues are more reluctant to stop and question people who seem suspicious.
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Officers say they are more reluctant to use force when appropriate.
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Officers report that police are becoming more concerned about their safety.

Moder Policing Is Harder Than Ever

%
Officers say they have physically struggled or fought in the past month with a suspect who was resisting arrest.
%
Officers report they or their colleagues are more reluctant to stop and question people who seem suspicious.
%
Officers say they are more reluctant to use force when appropriate.
%
Officers report that police are becoming more concerned about their safety.

"No issue is of greater consequence to the policing profession, or to the communities served, than the issue of police use of force."

Police Executive Research Forum – 2016

"No issue is of greater consequence to the policing profession, or to the communities served, than the issue of police use of force."

Police Executive Research Forum – 2016

Law Enforcement Agencies Authorize a Continuum of Force Options

Verbal Commands
Used by police to identify themselves, followed by immediate compliance, further followed by control of the subject.

Physical Control
Soft techniques of grabs and holds progressing to hard techniques such as punches and kicks.

Less Lethal Weapons 
Batons, pepper spray, impact munitions and CEWs (conducted electrical weapons).

Lethal Force
Deadly weapons such as firearms.

Law Enforcement Agencies Authorize a Continuum of Force Options

Verbal Commands
Used by police to identify themselves, followed by immediate compliance, further followed by control of the subject.

Physical Control
Soft techniques of grabs and holds progressing to hard techniques such as punches and kicks.

Less Lethal Weapons 
Batons, pepper spray, impact munitions and CEWs (conducted electrical weapons).

Lethal Force
Deadly weapons such as firearms.

Our Solution

BolaWrap 100 offers law enforcement a new tool to remotely and temporarily control an individual or impede flight by targeting and wrapping an individual’s legs.

The small, light but rugged BolaWrap 100 is designed for weak hand operation to provide remote restraint while other use of force continuum options remain open. The design offers wide latitude of accuracy to engage and restrain targeted legs of a subject. Quick eject and rapid reload of bola cartridges allows one device to be reused in a single encounter or in multiple encounters.

Our Solution

BolaWrap 100 offers law enforcement a new tool to remotely and temporarily control an individual or impede flight by targeting and wrapping an individual’s legs.

The small, light but rugged BolaWrap 100 is designed for weak hand operation to provide remote restraint while other use of force continuum options remain open. The design offers wide latitude of accuracy to engage and restrain targeted legs of a subject. Quick eject and rapid reload of bola cartridges allows one device to be reused in a single encounter or in multiple encounters.

Bola wrap 100

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Small

BolaWrap 100 is light and operable by an officer using weak hand.

Effective

Remote restraint aids in controlling subjects.

Simple

Simple to deploy by law enforcement, minimum training required.

Accurate

Wide latitude of accuracy at range of 10-25 feet.

Flexible

Other use of force options remain available.

Safe

Designed to restrain without injury or uncontrolled falls.

Durable

Weather resistant and rugged.

Quick Refresh

Quickly eject spent cartridge and insert new preloaded bola cartridge.

Bola wrap 100

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Small

BolaWrap 100 is light and operable by an officer using weak hand.

Effective

Remote restraint aids in controlling subjects.

Simple

Simple to deploy by law enforcement, minimum training required.

Accurate

Wide latitude of accuracy at range of 10-25 feet.

Flexible

Other use of force options remain available.

Safe

Designed to restrain without injury or uncontrolled falls.

Durable

Weather resistant and rugged.

Quick Refresh

Quickly eject spent cartridge and insert new preloaded bola cartridge.