Demonstration and Press Conference Focused on Using BolaWrap in Crisis Intervention
LAS VEGAS, NV / ACCESSWIRE / October 12, 2018 / Wrap Technologies, Inc. (the ”Company”) (WRTC), an innovator of modern policing solutions, today reported results of a demonstration of the BolaWrap 100 law enforcement restraint solution hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. The demonstration was held Thursday at a Borough Hall Courtroom. BP Adams, a retired captain of the NYPD, focused his remarks on the challenges of responding to emotionally disturbed person (EDP) incidents and the use of BolaWrap 100 restraint early in the use of force continuum.
A copy of the press release on the event issued by BP Adams titled “BP Adams Demonstrates BolaWrap, Innovative Policing Device To Humanely Subdue Emotionally Disturbed Individuals, And Urges NYPD To Pilot The Technology” can be accessed by clicking on the press release title. A full video on the event produced by BP Adams office is also available (Video Link).
The demonstration and press conference were preceded by a product introduction and demonstration held Wednesday for leaders of NYPD. According to NYPD numbers released last year, the department responds to nearly 150,000 emergency calls every year for service involving a person in mental crisis. The hand-held BolaWrap 100 was developed to fill a gap with respect to engaging with noncompliant subjects in a non-lethal and non-painful manner where higher level of force may not be warranted.
“BP Adams has a unique perspective on EDP incidents as a result of his police experience and now his representation of the Brooklyn community,” said David Norris, President of Wrap Technologies. “He clearly and forcibly articulated the needs and benefits of early pain-free engagement of persons in mental crisis. We look forward to working with BP Adams and NYPD to explore the use of BolaWrap 100 in NYC to address crisis intervention incidents.”
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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 small but powerful BolaWrap assists law enforcement to safely and effectively control encounters, especially those in mental crisis.
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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