TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wrap Technologies, Inc. (the “Company” or “Wrap”) (Nasdaq: WRTC), an innovator of modern policing solutions, announced today new and repeat domestic orders for BolaWrap® products and accessories.
Recent orders from domestic law enforcement agencies received and expected to ship next month include:
Agency in Texas: repeat order, purchased 240 cartridges
Agency in Louisiana: purchased 50 devices
Agency in North Carolina: purchased 50 devices
Agency in Utah: purchased 39 devices for full deployment (every front-line officer)
Agency in New Mexico: repeat order, purchased 20 more devices
Agency in Georgia: purchased 16 devices
Agency in Arkansas: purchased 15 devices for full deployment (every front-line officer)
Agency in New Jersey: purchased 10 devices
Agency in Kansas: purchased 8 devices
Agency in Virginia: purchased 6 devices
Agency in New Jersey: purchased 5 devices
Agency in Connecticut: purchased 4 devices
University agency in Louisiana: purchased 2 devices
Sheriff Gerald M. Baker of Wake County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina commented on his agency’s decision to acquire the tool:
“We believe the BolaWrap will be an important tool for our deputies. Situations with noncompliant suspects, especially those who are mentally ill and during civil unrests, can get very complicated very quickly, as we’ve seen across the US in recent months. We all want positives outcomes from these situations and equipping our officers with the BolaWrap can help them simplify these situations by safely ending the encounter before it escalates to where higher levels of force may be required.”
This week, WRAP Training Academy conducted 10 ‘Train the Trainer’ courses across the US, bringing our total number of trained BolaWrap instructors to over 1200.
“We are excited to see a continued increase in training, full deployments of the BolaWrap by departments, and growing repeat orders, all of which we believe reflect commitment to our product,” said Tom Smith, President and Interim CEO of Wrap Technologies. “In light of COVID-19, calls for defunding the police, and national reviews of police department’s policies and procedures, recent domestic activity is an encouraging sign.
“Although we see the bulk of our revenue in the near term coming from the international market, which is 12 times the size of the US market, we are pleased with the continued adoption and use by US agencies.”
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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 restrain an individual at a distance from 10 to 25 feet. Developed by award winning inventor Elwood Norris, the Company’s Chief Technology Officer, the small but powerful BolaWrap 100 assists law enforcement in safely and effectively deescalating encounters, especially those involving an individual in crisis. BolaWrap 100 has already been used to safely apprehend suspects without injury in a number of cities including Los Angeles, Sacramento, Fresno, Bell, Albuquerque, Minneapolis, West Palm Beach, Fort Worth, and Oak Ridge. For information on the Company, please visit www.wraptechnologies.com.
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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