Multiple California Agencies to Deploy Wrap Technologies’ BolaWrap

Post Author: Wrap Technologies
Post Date: December 23, 2019

Sacramento PD and El Segundo PD join LAPD, Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office and others in BolaWrap Deployment

TEMPE, Arizona, December 23, 2019 -- Wrap Technologies, Inc. (the "Company" or "Wrap") (Nasdaq: WRTC), an innovator of modern policing solutions, reported that more than 15 police departments in California have received BolaWrap training as of December 22, 2019, and many are moving towards field deployment in early 2020.

Sacramento Police Department sent trainers to the Company's headquarters in Tempe, Arizona last week to receive BolaWrap training, and plan to deploy the BolaWrap in the field next month.

According to ABC10 in a recently published story, "In 2018, mental health-related calls in the Capital City [Sacramento] reached their highest level in three years with close to 11,000 calls for service. Officials said they hope the BolaWrap could be another tool in the officers belt."

"Sacramento is one of thousands of cities across the United States facing a rising number of mental health-related calls, causing police officers to essentially become the de-facto social services," said Mike Rothans, Chief Operating Officer at Wrap Technologies. "We created the BolaWrap to help solve precisely this issue. When someone calls the police on their potentially violent, mentally ill family member or friend, officers equipped with the BolaWrap can now secure the individual in crisis without causing harm.

El Segundo Police Department Chief Bill Whalen recently ordered several BolaWrap devices for his department to be deployed in the field.

Chief Whalen told Fox News in a nationally published story last Monday, "If this does what we think it's going to do and we're able to safely take people into custody… I really do think that you'll see this across law enforcement agencies nationwide and worldwide for that matter."

"It's exciting to see departments moving forward with field deployment," said Tom Smith, President of Wrap Technologies. "At the same time, we are continuing to see an increase in requests for BolaWrap demonstrations, training, and quotes, especially following Los Angeles Police Department's recent decision to deploy the BolaWrap in the field."

The Company held multiple demonstrations and Train the Trainers for police departments across the United States this month - links to some of the events covered by the media can be found below:

West Palm Beach, Florida
New Canaan, Connecticut
El Segundo, California
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Wake County, North Carolina

About Wrap Technologies (WRTC)
Wrap Technologies is an innovator of modern policing solutions. The Company's BolaWrap 100 product is a patented, hand-held remote restraint device that discharges an eight-foot bola style Kevlar® tether to entangle an individual at a range of 10-25 feet. Developed by award winning inventor Elwood Norris, the Company's Chief Technology Officer, the small but powerful BolaWrap 100 assists law enforcement to safely and effectively control encounters, especially those involving an individual experiencing a mental crisis. For information on the Company please visit www.wraptechnologies.com. Examples of recent media coverage are available as links under the "Media" tab of the website.

Trademark Information
BolaWrap is a trademark of Wrap Technologies, Inc. All other trade names used herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective holders.

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