TEMPE, AZ / ACCESSWIRE / January 15, 2020 / Wrap Technologies, Inc. (the "Company" or "Wrap") (WRTC), an innovator of modern policing solutions, announced that Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office in Texas has purchased BolaWrap products and accessories and will begin carrying the device in the field in the coming weeks.
More than 100 police agencies across the United States are currently either field testing or have deployed the BolaWrap remote restraint device in the field.
"We are pleased with the pace at which police agencies are adopting the BolaWrap since we released our commercialized BolaWrap device in May of 2019," said David Norris, CEO of Wrap Technologies. "Led by Constable Alan Rosen, Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office is a forward-thinking agency looking for humane ways to deal with noncompliant, mentally ill subjects without resorting to high levels of force."
Local NBC news station KPRC 2 aired a comprehensive story on the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office's upcoming BolaWrap deployment. The story covers police use of force with mentally ill subjects and includes an interview with the father of a mentally ill man who was killed during a police encounter.
In a video released by Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office, Constable Alan Rosen stated: "Anything that will neutralize a threat without hurting anybody is always our goal in law enforcement. That's our goal. That's our mission."
Kevin Quinn, Communications Director at the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office provided an update on the precinct's deployment schedule: "We are currently finishing up our policy writing for the BolaWrap and plan to deploy the device in the field in the next couple of weeks."
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 and Wrap are trademarks of Wrap Technologies, Inc. All other trade names used herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective holders.
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