Hendersonville PD Among Agencies in North Carolina, South Carolina, New York,
California, and Texas to receive BolaWrap Training in November 2019
TEMPE, Arizona, November 20, 2019 -- Wrap Technologies, Inc. (the “Company” or “Wrap”) (Nasdaq: WRTC), an innovator of modern policing solutions, reported that agencies across the US are implementing the BolaWrap less-lethal restraint solution to engage mentally ill and noncompliant subjects. The Company continues to provide demonstrations, training, and deliver BolaWrap product to new agencies.
Since November 1st, the Company has demonstrated the BolaWrap to agencies in New York, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Illinois, Virginia, Arizona, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Missouri and Canada, and the Company has trained agencies in New York, California, Texas, South Carolina and multiple international agencies, with more demonstrations and trainings scheduled for the remainder of the month.
“In my 33 years of law enforcement experience, it has been rare to see a new technology make such a large and immediate impact on the law enforcement community the way the BolaWrap has,” said Don De Lucca, Chief Strategy Officer at Wrap Technologies.
“People with untreated mental illness are 16 times more likely to be killed during a police encounter than other citizens, according to a study by the nonprofit Treatment Advocacy Center. Agencies understand the value of the BolaWrap as a safe way to restrain a mentally ill or noncompliant subject, as the agencies move through the phases of product demonstrations, training, policy writing and full field deployment,” De Lucca added.
“We worked hard on building out a robust distribution network across the US, and it is paying dividends,” said Tom Smith, President at Wrap Technologies. “With 11 distributors covering 45 US states, 15 international distributors covering 25 countries, and our outstanding internal sales team consisting of seasoned law enforcement excecutives, we are able to cover a lot of ground to meet the growing demand for the BolaWrap.”
Members of the Company are participating in this week’s Crisis Negotiation Conference held by the National Tactical Officers Association in Arizona, and the Milipol conference in Paris. Milipol Paris is the leading event for homeland security and is organized under the patronage of the French Ministry of Interior. It is an official event carried out in partnership with the French National Police and Gendarmerie, Civil Defence Service, French Customs, City Police, Interpol, etc., and has almost 30,000 visitors from 151 countries.
The Company was also featured on local FOX, NBC, CBS, and ABC networks this month - links to those stories can be found below.
North Carolina - Hendersonville Police Department to use new, less lethal use of force device
Arkansas - Law enforcement agencies test new restraint device
Missouri - Police Debut New Technology
Illinois - BolaWrap latest in less than lethal devices for police
South Carolina - New police tool wraps cord around body to subdue suspect
National Television - NCIS: Los Angeles
About NCIS: Los Angeles
NCIS: Los Angeles is a drama about the high-stakes world of a division of NCIS that is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals, who pose a threat to the nation’s security. By assuming false identities and utilizing the most advanced technology, this team of highly trained agents goes deep undercover, putting their lives on the line in the field to bring down their targets. Special Agent "G" Callen is a chameleon who transforms himself into whomever he needs to be to infiltrate the criminal underworld. His partner is Special Agent Sam Hanna, a former U.S. Navy SEAL who has seen action in both Afghanistan and Iraq. The team includes the all-knowing Henrietta "Hetty" Lange, who handles the politics of the job and is tasked with providing everything from micro-surveillance cameras to cars for the team; Special Agent Kensi Blye, the exceptionally bright daughter of a slain Marine who lives for the adrenaline rush that comes with undercover work; Marty Deeks, a seasoned LAPD undercover detective who was recruited to the team by Hetty; tech operator Eric Beale, who has mastered every gadget and computer in the Ops Center; and intelligence analyst Nell Jones, who won the team’s respect with her spot-on assessments and her shrewd insights. Armed with the latest in high-tech gear and sent regularly into life-threatening situations, this tight-knit unit relies on each other to do what is necessary to protect national interests.
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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