Wrap Announces Extension of LAPD BolaWrap Pilot Program
TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wrap Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: WRAP) (the “Company”), a global leader in innovative public safety technologies and services, today announced that the next deployment phase of the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) BolaWrap Pilot program has now moved into a large-scale field deployment with (500) BolaWrap 150 devices in two important City of Los Angeles divisions.
LAPD conducted their BolaWrap 150 instructor training in April 2022, with field officer training taking place in May 2022. Full deployment of the (500) new BolaWrap 150 devices to their Hollywood and Central divisions has begun. The trained officers will take their new devices into service providing enhanced remote restraint tools that will empower them to de-escalate certain situations and safely take subjects into custody.
“Our team is excited to join the LAPD in this next step in their pilot program of the BolaWrap 150 force avoidance tool,” said Wrap CEO, TJ Kennedy. “We believe the large deployment of the BolaWrap 150 devices in these two prominent Los Angeles divisions will support successful outcomes for the LAPD. We are proud to partner with the LAPD in their journey for safer community policing that implements innovative technologies around the avoidance of force.”
LAPD Assistant Chief Dominic Choi said, “We are looking forward to deploying the new BolaWrap 150 force avoidance tool in the field during this pilot program. This is an opportunity for the LAPD to provide officers with an alternative instrument to safely de-escalate challenging situations and bring subjects into custody without having to use force.”
The Los Angeles Police Department is one of the largest and most innovative law enforcement agencies in the world. It is responsible for providing police service to an area encompassing 468 square miles and 21 community areas, representing approximately over 4 million residents as of 2022. To learn more about LAPD, visit https://www.lapdonline.org/.
Wrap Technologies (Nasdaq: WRAP) is a global leader in innovative public safety technologies and services. Wrap develops creative solutions to complex issues and empowers public safety officials to protect and serve their communities through its portfolio of advanced technology and training solutions.
Wrap’s BolaWrap® Remote Restraint device is a patented, hand-held pre-escalation and apprehension tool that discharges a Kevlar® tether to temporarily restrain uncooperative suspects and persons in crisis from a distance. Through its many field uses and growing adoption by agencies across the globe, BolaWrap is proving to be an effective tool to help law enforcement safely detain persons without injury or the need to use higher levels of force.
Wrap Reality, the Company’s virtual reality training system, is a fully immersive training simulator and comprehensive public safety training platform providing first resp onders with the discipline and practice in methods of de-escalation, conflict resolution, and use-of-force to better perform in the field.
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