Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office in Texas has joined more than 100 police agencies across the U.S. who are either field testing or have deployed the BolaWrap remote restraint device in the field.
Harris County purchased BolaWrap products and accessories and will begin carrying the device in the field in the coming weeks.
“We are pleased with the pace at which police agencies are adopting the BolaWrap since we released our commercialized BolaWrap device in May of 2019,” explained David Norris, CEO of Wrap Technologies.
“Led by Constable Alan Rosen, Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office is a forward-thinking agency looking for humane ways to deal with noncompliant, mentally ill subjects without resorting to high levels of force.”
(Precinct One is proud to be the first law enforcement agency in Harris county to deploy the Bola Wrap. It’s a less lethal tool we will use to help diffuse situations involving those with mental health issues. See here how it works! Courtesy of pct1constable and YouTube. Posted in Jan 2020.)
Local NBC news station KPRC 2 recently aired a story on the Harris County BolaWrap deployment, covering police use of force with mentally ill subjects, and includes an interview with the father of a mentally ill man who was killed during a police encounter.
“Anything that will neutralize a threat without hurting anybody is always our goal in law enforcement,” Constable Alan Rosen said.
“That’s our goal. That’s our mission.”
“We are currently finishing up our policy writing for the BolaWrap and plan to deploy the device in the field in the next couple of weeks,” said Kevin Quinn, Communications Director at the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office.
(The #BolaWrap was specifically designed for mentally ill, drug induced, or non-complaint subjects, as a way to restrain them with using pain, before the encounter escalates to the point where higher uses of force are necessary. Courtesy of Wrap Technologies and YouTube. Posted Dec 2019.)
Simple as 1-2-3
Each cartridge contains a eight-foot Kevlar® tether.
Quick refresh enables reload time of 3-8 seconds.
Powered by a .380 partial charge blank, the BolaWrap exits at 513 feet per second & wraps 1-3 times at a range of 10-25 feet.
SUSPECT IS WRAPPED
Suspects are restrained with minimal to no pain, while also enabling officers to swarm and investigate the situation.
A. Cocking Lever
B. Green Line Laser
C. Activation Button
E. Cartridge Release Lever
G. Serialized Cartridge
H. Kevlar Cord
I. Anchor J. Hooks
Discharge Speed: 513 ft per second (156 meters per second)
Wrap Speed: 270 ft per second at 10 ft (82 meters per second at 3 meters)
Distance: 10-25 feet (3-8 meters)
Sound volume: 105/110 dB
Wrap: Wraps around body 1-3 times
Reload Time: 3-8 seconds
Laser: green line laser for accuracy
Bola Cord: Recyclable, 8′ Kevlar® (2.4 meters), 380 pound strength
Entangling Barbs: 4 per anchor
Propellant: .380 partial charge blank
US Usage: 35+ states
International Usage: Delivered to more than 10 countries