Wrap Technologies launches ‘Don’t Hurt Those Already Hurting’ campaign
A series of community focused initiatives will focus on bridging the gap between policing, technology and mental health
By Police1 Staff
TEMPE, Ariz. — Wrap Technologies, Inc. has announced the launch of a new national campaign, “Don’t Hurt Those Already Hurting.”
The initiative aims to bring law enforcement agencies together to promote and support local mental health-related community programs.
As part of this campaign, Wrap will roll out a series of partnerships with law enforcement agencies across the U.S. The company and local law enforcement agencies will team up to support community outreach programs, develop collaborative partnerships, and make donations to local mental health-related organizations to help bridge the gap between policing, technology, and mental health.
Wrap’s goal is to sign up a coalition of one million law enforcement officers, civil rights leaders and mental health professionals to join them in this endeavor. Participants in the campaign will help organize and engage in local programs between law enforcement agencies and mental health professionals. They will have the opportunity to nominate community organizations specializing in mental health and suicide prevention services.
“We are committed to creating a safer, more humane world. ‘Don’t Hurt Those Already Hurting’ underscores our dedication to protecting those who are most vulnerable and provides a holistic approach that combines compassion, service, and innovation,” said Kevin Mullins, CEO of Wrap Technologies. “Through advanced technology and awareness, we aspire to make a lasting impact with our agency partners in the coming months.”
Wrap’s BolaWrap solution encompasses a hand-held remote restraint device to proactively deter escalation by deploying a Kevlar tether that safely restrains individuals from a distance.
“As a new agency to deploy BolaWrap and seeing early success with situational de-escalation in our city, this initiative is incredibly important to both our officers and the community they serve,” Chief Gary Tomatani of the Hawthorne (Calif.) Police Department said. “We look forward to working with the ‘Don’t Hurt Those Already Hurting’ campaign and proudly stand beside their work in promoting conversations and action around mental health.”
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