Force is inevitable in law enforcement situations with non-compliant suspects. Police officers know how to use de-escalation, but sometimes voice commands are not effective in dealing with subjects under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or if they are in a mental health crisis. De-escalation does not work well when a suspect flees, so what are your options?
In this episode of the Policing Matters podcast, sponsored by Lexipol, host Jim Dudley speaks with Kevin Mullins from WRAP Technologies about the BolaWrap, a remote restraint device officers can use to safely detain individuals without injury or the need to use higher levels of force.
About our sponsor
This episode of the Policing Matters Podcast is brought to you by Lexipol, the experts in policy, training, wellness support and grants assistance for first responders and government leaders. To learn more, visit lexipol.com.
Top quotes from this episode
The vast majority of the agencies that we work with do not classify a deployment of a BolaWrap as a use of force. We operate in that 98% of interactions that are not uses of force.”
The kevlar cord is coming out at about 260 miles per hour. It will wrap the individual and prevent that individual from being able to fight or flee. It is an early and an often tool.”
Learn more about the BolaWrap
About our guest
Kevin Mullins initially joined Wrap Technologies as President in April 2022 and was appointed CEO in April 2023. He is a proven business strategist and experienced corporate leader.
Prior to joining Wrap Technologies, he served as president and CEO of Intrensic, a premier digital evidence and video management software solutions company. During his tenure, he led the development of new technology and set the direction of the company, and was instrumental in marketing its solutions to corporate and public safety entities.
Kevin also served as the CEO of SaferMobility, a video NG911 solutions provider for public and private enterprise safety.