Fla. sheriff’s office to deploy 165 BolaWrap devices after successful pilot

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office also released new bodycam footage of multiple incidents where the lasso-like device helped take subjects safely into custody

By Suzie Ziegler 

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A sheriff’s office in Florida will be expanding its BolaWrap program after a successful pilot, announced WRAP Technologies on Thursday. 

“With such positive results and our continued pursuit of de-escalation training techniques and resources, we will be strategically deploying 165 BolaWraps throughout the sheriff’s office in the coming weeks, to include members of our Uniform Patrol Districts and our Behavioral Resource Unit,” said Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister in a statement

Chronister also released video last week that showed three separate incidents where the BolaWrap helped officers safely take subjects into custody. 

“We are pleased that Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office will be implementing BolaWraps following a successful pilot program with 20 deputies,” said Tom Smith, CEO and president of WRAP, in a statement. “We are extremely proud to see our products gaining traction and confidence from the law enforcement community."

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