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Wrap shares body cam footage of successful prevention of escalation with BolaWrap 150 deployment on a call to a subject with a knife


TEMPE, AZ. – Wrap Technologies, Inc. a global leader in innovative public safety technologies and services, today shared new agency body cam footage demonstrating the successful outcome from the deployment of a BolaWrap 150 remote restraint device.

On June 30, 2022, officers of the Avon Police Department in Colorado responded as a mutual aid assist to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, an adjoining jurisdiction, to a report of a subject entering a gas station, armed with a knife, and stating that he was going to kill the clerk. The male subject then backed into another vehicle as he fled the scene in his vehicle. After a short search, Avon Police Officers located the subject parked on the shoulder of a roadway. The subject exited from his vehicle and refused to comply with officer commands, advancing in a threatening manner toward one of the responding officers.

Officers gave loud verbal commands to gain the subjects compliance. A second officer then approached the subject from behind and coordinated the safe deployment of a BolaWrap 150 device to detain the subject. When the subject did not respond to the verbal commands, the BolaWrap 150 was deployed to the subject’s torso, restricting the subject’s arms, and preventing further escalation.

The subject was startled by the deployment, allowing officers to take the subject into physical custody. Officers were able to safely secure the subject quickly in handcuffs without any injury or escalation of force.

“Through the support of the Avon Town Council, we have recently deployed BolaWrap 150’s to all of our officers, in ongoing efforts to deescalate use of force situations, as much as humanly possible,” said Chief Greg Daly of the Avon Police Department in Colorado. “This event is a great example of restraint used to detain a potentially violent subject who was advancing on and who was disregarding lawful commands from our officers. Ultimately, we could have lawfully used higher levels of force to his resistance, but we were able to detain the subject without any injury to the subject or to the officers…. a win, win.”

“We’re excited to share this new body cam footage of the safe outcome for the officers using our BolaWrap 150 device,” said Wrap CEO, TJ Kennedy. “We’re glad to see this video which shows how the officers showed the safe use of the BolaWrap helping to prevent escalation in this dangerous encounter while also preventing any injury to the subject while quickly being safely brought into custody. We continue to be impressed by our law enforcement partners at the Avon Police Department and their commitment to leveraging innovative solutions to the complicated situations they’re faced with each day.”

The body cam footage can be viewed here. Previous body cam footage of BolaWrap deployments can be viewed here.

All suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

About Wrap

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 responders with the discipline and practice in methods of de-escalation, conflict resolution, and use-of-force to better perform in the field.

Wrap’s headquarters are in Tempe, Arizona. For more information, please visit wrap.com.

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