Founded TASER International's Training Academy Training Over 10,000 Professionals Annually
LAS VEGAS, NV / ACCESSWIRE / February 8, 2019 / Wrap Technologies, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: WRTC), an innovator of modern policing solutions, announced today that it has appointed Rick Guilbault as Vice President of Training. In his new role, Rick will be responsible for scaling the Company's Training Department nationally and internationally to meet the training needs of law enforcement partners to resolve potentially dangerous situations safely and without injuries through effective use of the BolaWrap.
From 2004-2014, Rick was the Vice President of Training and Education for TASER International (now Axon Enterprises). He founded the TASER Training Academy which trained over 10,000 law enforcement trainers, investigators, technicians and executives annually. Rick provided TASER training and presentations to groups throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, South and Central America, Australia and New Zealand. He has presented training in 26 countries and trained law enforcement and military personnel from 30 countries.
Most recently, since 2014, Rick has been in a sales role for Ti Training in Golden, Colorado where he managed international, federal and military sales of use of force training simulators. Rick retired from the Sacramento Police Department in 2004 at the rank of sergeant after 24 years of service. His assignments included Field Training Officer, SWAT Team Operator, Patrol Sergeant, Academy Commander, In-Service Training Supervisor, and SWAT Team Leader. He is a certified instructor in use of force, chemical agents, firearms, crowd control, and a variety of non-lethal weapons.
Rick has authored numerous articles on non-lethal weapons tactics and training. He has qualified in both federal and state courts as an expert witness in law enforcement training and use of force and has provided testimony at trial and in deposition in about 40 cases in the United States and Canada.
Rick earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice and his Master of Public Policy and Administration degree from California State University, Sacramento.
"More than 600 departments have requested demonstrations and we are growing rapidly to meet customer requirements. The next important step to support successful adoption of the BolaWrap is training. Rick's years of extensive experience and proven success managing more than 10,000 law enforcement trainers makes him the ideal candidate for this important position," said David Norris, Chief Executive Officer of Wrap Technologies. "We are thrilled to have Rick join the team and lead our training operations."
"The BolaWrap is the right tool at the right time to help law enforcement safely deal with people in crisis and resolve incidents before they escalate to the point where potentially injurious force is needed," said Rick. "I am honored to work with the trainers at Wrap Technologies to develop a world class training program and deliver the highest quality training to our law enforcement partners."
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.
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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