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When police need to stop a suspect, they reach for electrified Tasers or resort to tackling. BolaWrap is a nonlethal and non-injuring tool to snare potential perps. The handheld device, based on the throwing weapon slung by South American gauchos, shoots an 7.7-foot-long Kevlar tether anywhere from 10 to 25 feet. Read Full Feature

NBC 5 Dallas Fort Worth

Fort Worth Police Department SWAT officers are the first in the country to deploy a new, non-lethal weapon that uses a rope to lasso a person’s arms or legs.

Part Spiderman, part Batman, the gadget is brand new to police.

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Fox Business: Varney & Co.

President Tom Smith appears on Fox Business' Varney & Co. to discuss his new role, as well as the outlook of the company.

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NBC 10 Boston

Fort Worth Police Department SWAT officers are the first in the country to deploy a new, non-lethal weapon that uses a rope to lasso a person’s arms or legs. Part Spiderman, part Batman, the gadget is brand new to police. Read Full Feature

WFAA ABC 8

FORT WORTH, Texas — It looks like something out of a movie: a small device that shoots a cord around a person’s legs, restricting any movement. It’s called BolaWrap. And it’s the newest device in the Fort Worth Police Department’s arsenal. Read Full Feature

Fort Worth Star Telegram

It’s a tool that will not work for all arrests in all situations, police say. But in the right circumstances, the BolaWrap can be a nonlethal and painless way to ensnare an individual who in the past might have required police to use more drastic measures. Read Full Feature

NBC 4 Los Angeles

Fort Worth Police Department SWAT officers are the first in the country to deploy a new, non-lethal weapon that uses a rope to lasso a person’s arms or legs. Part Spiderman, part Batman, the gadget is brand new to police. Read Full Feature

Government Technology

A new restraining tool is being marketed to law enforcement in the U.S. and abroad as non-lethal and potentially painless. The company is now led by former TASER International co-founder Thomas Smith. Read Full Feature

PoliceOne.com

FORT WORTH — It’s a tool that will not work for all arrests in all situations, police say. But in the right circumstances, the BolaWrap can be a nonlethal and painless way to ensnare an individual who in the past might have required police to use more drastic measures. Read Full Feature

USA Today

Deadly force: Instead of shooting, police try technology, 'hands on' force

"It is so critically necessary to find another way forward," said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in opening the session. At a time when so many new tools have come on the scene, he said, "how can we apply that technology to some of our most vexing problems?" Read Full Feature

Seeking Alpha

Wrap Technologies (WRTC) has developed the BolaWrap for the broad range of circumstances where the police want to restrain somebody while de-escalating the situation. Based on the early reaction of the Law Enforcement community, as we’ll reveal below, it looks like WRTC has a huge winner on their hands. That is why I have invested in WRTC, and I believe that the company will provide extraordinary returns to early investors. Read Full Feature

CBS | S.W.A.T. | Season 1, Ep. 21

The BolaWrap 100 was used in an episode of CBS hit TV series, 'S.W.A.T.', during an intense mission where the S.W.A.T. team was attempting take down a perpetrator without injuring him. One of the team members accomplished just that using the BolaWrap 100.

ABC 7 Eyewitness News Chicago

AURORA, Ill. (WLS) -- Several police departments across the Chicago area are testing new technology to assist in encounters with people in crisis or struggling with mental health issues. While Tasers shock the body, this new device, called the BolaWrap 100, is meant to stop a person without hurting them. "It looks like something you might find on Batman's belt. That's kind of what we equate it to," said Sergeant Larry Suttle of the Aurora Police Department. Read Full Feature

The Augusta Chronicle

Editorial: New gadget could give officers something less lethal in their holsters

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office on Monday issued an invitation to area media wanting to see a demonstration of the BolaWrap. Here’s how the manufacturer describes it on its website: It’s “a hand-held remote restraint device that discharges an 8-foot bola-style Kevlar tether at 640 feet per second to entangle a subject at a range of 10 to 25 feet.” Read Full Feature

KOAA News 5

New non-lethal tool helps tie up suspects

DAYTONA BEACH – A new tool that looks like a gadget out of a superhero movie is helping Florida detectives make non-lethal arrests.

The crime-fighting device, called the “Bola-Wrap,” is made by Wrap Technologies. Read Full Feature

Officer.com

Less lethal alternatives are constantly developing in order to meet contemporary needs. The launch of the BolaWrap showcases a new product that fills a certain niche in the less lethal world. The BolaWrap device is about the size of two cell phones sitting on top of each other, with a silver button on the side. Read Full Feature

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New York Post

NYPD considers adding Batman-like lasso gun to arsenal - The NYPD is weighing whether to take a page out of Batman’s playbook and equip its cops with the “BolaWrap” lasso gun that’s been making headlines lately. Read Full Feature

ABC 5 Eyewiteness News

There's a new device for police to use to de-escalate encounters. Chaska will be the first police department in Minnesota to test and buy a tool called the BolaWrap 100. The chief of Chaska police is so confident it will help his officers he plans to buy eight and begin testing four of them Friday. Read Full Feature

WFTV 9

Police test a new non-lethal restraining device

Orlando, Florida. Several police departments across the United States area are testing new technology to assist in encounters with people in crisis or struggling with mental health issues.

Click Orlando

See how this new lasso tool could help cops save lives

Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri tests the BolaWrap 100, a tool meant to protect law enforcement officers and people with mental health issues. Read Full Feature

CW34 News

Police test non-lethal weapon to stop criminals

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Authorities are testing a new non-lethal weapon to stop criminals. It's called a BolaWrap. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office joined other agencies at the Dayton Beach Police Department for a demonstration.

WPTV 5 News

Florida law enforcement agencies test out non-lethal arresting device

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It may look like a gadget out of a superhero movie, but this non-lethal, crime-fighting device is real. It's called the BolaWrap, and it's made by Wrap Technologies. It fires a cord the company says is made from Kevlar. The cord wraps around the subject's body, impeding movement. Law enforcement say it is another option to take down suspects.

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Spectrum News 13

Testing A Taser Alternative

Volusia county law enforcement agencies are testing out a possible alternative to a Taser. Sheriff Mike Chitwood even volunteered himself for the test.

Daytona Beach News Journal

Is it Batman? No, it’s a new police rope device in Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH — Police are testing a new nonlethal weapon designed to subdue suspects without shocking, shooting, spraying or otherwise significantly injuring them.

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ABC News

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Columbia Police Department evaluated a new non-lethal restraint tool Thursday during a demonstration. The tool, known as BOLAWRAP 100, allows officers to restrain a person who might be trying to hurt themselves or others. CPD met with representatives from Wrap Technologies to discuss the new tool. Police Chief Ken Burton said the tool was designed to get a resisting person to respond to law enforcement without causing pain. Read Full Feature

KOMU 8 News

COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department will be field testing a new restraining device after evaluating it on Thursday. The device is called BOLAWRAP 100. Wrap Technologies developed it as a different way to deal with someone who is having a mental health crisis. "The issue of mental illness is real, and it's a growing issue we see across the United States," said Mike Rothans, senior vice president of Wrap Technologies. "We see it in every police jurisdiction, in every community." Read Full Feature

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Columbia Daily Tribune

The Columbia Police Department may add a new Batman-like tool to officers’ belts, one which promises pain-free restraint of an unruly individual.

The BolaWrap 100 is something straight out of the comic books. With laser sighting, the device is fired with a blank 9 mm charge to shoot a Kevlar cord at a rate of 600-plus feet per second. The cord, which is equipped with barbed ends, wraps around the arms or legs, incapacitating individuals up to about 25 feet away. It is based on the bola, an ancient throwing weapon with stone balls attached to cords. Read Full Feature

PIX 11 New York

NEW YORK — NYPD officers, who have been under fire several times in recent years for the way they've handled mentally ill suspects, may soon have a new 'lasso gun' device designed to safely detain people. . Read Full Feature

News 12 Brooklyn

BROOKLYN - Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is calling on the NYPD to consider new technology to deal with emotionally disturbed people without resorting to potentially lethal force. Read Full Feature

The Times London

In the face of a national civil rights movement over the shooting of unarmed civilians, police forces all over the US are testing a weapon designed to lasso fleeing suspects with a Kevlar rope. Read Full Feature

InTouch Magazine

Cops have a new way of taking down criminals — with a device straight from Batman’s utility belt! The newly invented BolaWrap shoots a Kevlar string which wraps around a suspect’s legs, arms or body and immobilizes them safely, like a move by the comic book character. Read Full Feature

Telemundo 47

The alternative would allow the department to deal with cases involving New Yorkers with a mental health condition. Read Full Feature

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A former law officer shot an eight-foot tether around the legs of Borough President Eric Adams on Thursday, immobilizing him in the grand courtroom at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Read Full Feature

NBC Kare 11 News

Chaska Police are adding another tool to their arsenal of non-lethal weapons. It's called the Bola Wrap.. and it gives police a way to stop suspects - without injuring them.. John Croman reports. Read Full Feature

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Kings County Politics

Forget shocking emotionally disturbed people with tasers to subdue them, when New York City Police Officers can lasso them more safely and humanly with the latest non-lethal police gadget. It’s called the BolaWrap, a hand-held remote restraint device, manufactured by Las Vegas-based Wrap Technologies, Inc., which discharges an eight-foot, bola-style Kevlar® tether to entangle a suspect at a range of 10-25 feet with minimal to no pain. Read Full Feature

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Police Magazine

Police officers in Illinois are testing a new restraint weapon designed to fire an 8-foot Kevlar tether — at a range of up to 25 feet — that then ensnares resistive subjects in a high-tech lasso, according to Fox News. When the device is activated, a 9mm blank propels the rope from the cartridge. Read Full Feature

The Salt Lake Tribune

Ken, wearing a black hoodie and loose-fitting blue jeans, stood straight with his arms pressed flat to his side. He didn’t speak and barely moved. Obscured beneath the bill of his black baseball cap, his eyes stared off from a man standing about 10 feet away.

CBS News New York

YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Yonkers police are testing out a new non-lethal weapon that looks like it’s straight out of a movie. Instead of bullets, it shoots a rope that ties up a suspect before that person can harm police, or themselves, CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported Tuesday. Read Full Feature

News 12 Westchester

The new device is called the ‘Bola-Wrap’ and it wraps up suspect up using an eight-foot-long tether. Read Full Feature

NBC 6 Miami

The Miami Beach Police Department is testing out the BolaWrap100, a restraint device that discharges an 8-foot rope that can entangle someone at a range of 10-25 feet. Miami Beach Police Chief Daniel Oates says the department will be testing the device, describing it as a "less-than-lethal" option to restrain an emotionally disturbed person. Read Full Feature

WBRC 6 Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - They’re on the rise--the number of encounters police officers have with those who are mentally ill. There’s been much debate on how to handle those encounters. A device called Bola Wrap 100 seeks to provide a solution. “This is a different type tool, a new type of tool, that deals with restraint, not pain,” says Mike Rothans, VP of Wrap Technologies, which makes the device. " Read Full Feature

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WTVY CBS 4 Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AL.com) — One of the latest crime-fighting tools - a lasso of sorts- is being evaluated by the Birmingham Police Department as another non-lethal option to stop a suspect who is fighting arrest. The BolaWrap 100 is a hand-held remote restraint device that discharges an eight-foot bola-style Kevlar tether to entangle a suspect at a range of 10 to 25 feet. It looks much like an electric razor but sounds like handgun when fired. Read Full Feature

ABC 3340 Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A new crime-fighting tool will be hitting the streets of Birmingham, soon. Birmingham police officers tested a new restraint weapon called BolaWrap. It's designed as a non-threatening device that could be used in situations where deadly force is not warranted. The hand-held device ensures a safe space between a suspect and officer. Read Full Feature

WVTM 13 Birmingham

The Birmingham Police Department is looking at a new non-lethal weapon that could help reduce excessive force incidents. Watch the video above to learn about the BolaWrap, a tool that "deals in restraint and not pain." Read Full Feature

AL.com

AL.com

One of the latest crime-fighting tools - a lasso of sorts- is being evaluated by the Birmingham Police Department as another non-lethal option to stop a suspect who is fighting arrest.

The BolaWrap 100 is a hand-held remote restraint device that discharges an eight-foot bola-style Kevlar tether to entangle a suspect at a range of 10 to 25 feet. It looks much like an electric razor but sounds like handgun when fired. Read Full Feature

WGN 9 Chicago

WESTCHESTER, Ill. -- Some suburban police officers using a tactic borrowed from the Old West. In Westchester, the police force is testing a high-tech rope to catch criminals. The BolaWrap device shoots out kevlar ropes that wrap around a suspect and trip them up. Read Full Feature

CBS 3 Philadelphia

Philadelphia (CBS) — Police in San Jose, California could soon add some Batman-style technology to their arsenal. They are testing a new device that ties up someone’s arms or legs with a kevlar cord. It’s called the Bola Wrap, which is a high-tech version of an old-fashioned throwing weapon used to capture cattle. Read Full Feature

News 12 New Jersey

Edison (News 12 New Jersey) - California crime fighting goes high-tech Police in San Jose are testing a bola wrap to immobilize criminals. It shoots a rope around the suspect’s legs to keep them from running away. Read Full Feature

CBS 4 Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Police in South Florida could soon have a new non-lethal tool in their arsenal. Officers from eight agencies got a look at Bola Wrap on Tuesday. The device fires a cord that entangles a suspect, wrapping around them so they cannot move. It can work from up to 25 feet away. The makers of Bola Wrap say it’s a safer alternative to other non-lethal tools like Tazers and pepper spray... Read Full Feature

CBS 10 Tampa

Tampa FL (CBS 10) — The San Jose Police Department is among 45 other law enforcement agencies nationwide testing a Batman-style technology aimed to put a dent in crime. The non-lethal police tool, known as the "BolaWrap," is essentially a modern twist on a throwing device used to capture cattle, according to CBS Los Angeles. Read Full Feature Here

CBS 5 SF Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — San Jose police may soon be deploying some Batman-style technology to stop suspects in their tracks. It’s called the “bola wrap” — a high-tech version of an old-fashioned throwing weapon used to capture cattle. The device looks like a cross between a remote control and an electric razor. It shoots two metal pellets with hooks on the end, connected by a Kevlar string. Read Full Feature

WBBM NewsRadio Chicago

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- In an era when police are under scrutiny for the way they bring suspects under control, police in the suburbs received Friday a demonstration on a new, less lethal kind of device. Read Full Feature

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Saturday morning learning about how police are trained to use lethal force, the policies that govern when to use it and putting those skills into practice was an eye-opening experience for Elgin City Councilman John Steffen. “I learned today that there is so much more that goes into policing than I ever imagined,” Steffen said. Read Full Feature

Park City TV

Host Diego Romo talks with Captain Phil Kirk of the Park City Police Dept about a new non-lethal restraining tool called BolaWrap that the Park City Police Department is going to test and use.

Fox 2 Now Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. – A new restraint device that police can use instead of guns and tasers is being introduced all around the country. The BolaWrap 100 restraint device, engineered by Wrap Technologies Inc., is a new, non-lethal piece of police equipment that doesn’t rely on pain compliance like bullets or tasers. Instead, a Kevlar cord is shot at a target. “It wraps around the body twice and entangles your clothing to restrict movement of the arms and legs,” said Mike Rothans, spokesman for Wrap Technologies. Read Full Feature

KSDK 5 News Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. — It's technology police say could save lives and soon it could be in the hands of Ferguson officers. They say it's part of a new, more humane approach to police work. It's called BolaWrap 100. The handheld device launches a thin rope that wraps around a person. Ferguson Police Chief Delrish Moss invited the makers of the device to show area officers how it could help save lives. Read Full Feature

KMOV 4 News Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Thursday, police in Ferguson demonstrated a non-lethal tool to help deal with someone who seems combative. The BolaWrap is a small device that shoots a rope at the suspect, preventing them from running away. The police department tested the device on Thursday. Officials said it could be used when someone in mental distress does not want to cooperate. Read Full Feature

WXIA 11 News Atlanta

Metro-Atlanta police department pilots new restraint device, prioritizes response to mental illness

LaGrange Police are currently testing the effectiveness of a new restraint device that could bring an alternative when physically handling those suffering from a mental health crisis. 
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WSBTV 2 News Georgia

TROUP COUNTY, Ga. - Police have a new crime-fighting tool that they say could help in dangerous situations.

Channel 2's Linda Stouffer learned what officers testing the device say is the biggest benefit: safety. The BolaWrap is about the size of a flashlight, and it has a laser and a high-speed surprise. An extra-strong line shoots out and catches around a suspect’s ankle. Read Full Feature

WRBL 3 News LaGrange

LAGRANGE, GA - Some local law enforcement officers are learning about one company's high-tech crime-fighting tool.

BolaWrap, an agency that produces a non-lethal restraint device for officers to use in confrontations chose LaGrange as one of ten sites nationwide to demonstrate the new technology.

The Los Angeles-based company says LaGrange was among its top picks because of Police Chief Lou Dekmar's commitment to mental health initiatives. Read Full Feature

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