Genova, Italy Police Department Deployment of WRAP’s BolaWrap® Announced

Thursday, 09. September 2021 18:35

TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wrap Technologies, Inc. (the “Company” or “WRAP”) (Nasdaq: WRAP), a global leader in innovative public safety technologies and services, today announced Genova, Italy is launching a field trial of the BolaWrap. This announcement follows the Company’s June demonstrations in Italy through its established distributor Defconservices, as was previously announced here.

Genova is Italy’s sixth largest city with a population of 560,000. Its Police Department is the first Italian agency to start to deploy BolaWrap devices in the field.

The police department in Genova held an event on 6th September 2021 demonstrating the BolaWrap that can be viewed here. The event was attended by senior officials from an array of Italian agencies along with local and national media. Gianluca Viale - Genova City Municipal Councillor for Safety, and Gianluca Giurato - Genova Chief of Police, stated:
 
"The objective of starting the in-field tests is for the ultimate adoption of this new tool, already in use in the United States. The purpose of this operational period is to understand if it works here and if it serves the needs of proportional intervention." (Giorgio Viale, Municipal Councillor for Safety)

The Commander of the Local Police of Genova; Gianluca Giurato underlined, "It is not a weapon, but an extra resource for our security operators. It is quite clear that our agents facing complex scenarios would benefit from more suitable tools for protection, whether it be their own or others. This new technology is an original system with a very low risk of injury and will help us remotely restrain potentially dangerous subjects safely."

“Our international distributors continue to demonstrate their excellent ability to drive awareness and adoption of the BolaWrap device," said Jags Gill, WRAP VP of International Sales. “Our distributors cover more than 40 countries and are working tirelessly with the relevant authorities to classify, demonstrate, and place BolaWraps with leading law enforcement and military officials who can most benefit.

“Danila Maffei of distributor Defconservices led this test and evaluation effort in Genova. We look forward to rapid adoption of the BolaWrap throughout Italy and rapid global success.”

Media coverage of the event included:

https://youtu.be/79r45vrunUE

https://www.mediasetplay.mediaset.it/video/studioaperto/ecco-il-bolawrap-il-taser-gentile_F310639101498C05

https://www.armietiro.it/la-polizia-locale-di-genova-da-il-via-alla-sperimentazione-del-bola-wrap

https://www.tgcom24.mediaset.it/2021/video/a-genova-si-sperimenta-il-taser-gentile-_37772652-02k.shtml

https://www.genova24.it/2021/09/gli-agenti-della-polizia-locale-di-genova-come-gauchos-ecco-il-laccio-2-0-per-acciuffare-i-malviventi-274420/

https://smart.comune.genova.it/comunicati-stampa-articoli/sicurezza-la-polizia-locale-di-genova-primo-comando-italia-valutare-l

https://it.euronews.com/2021/09/06/polizia-locale-genova-sperimenta-laccio-blocca-persone

https://www.espansionetv.it/2021/09/06/polizia-locale-genova-sperimenta-laccio-blocca-persone/

https://www.rainews.it/tgr/liguria/articoli/2021/09/lig-bolawrap-il-taser-gentile-bd712af2-2c87-4484-92d0-e596629a4bf1.html

https://genova.repubblica.it/cronaca/2021/09/06/news/genova_sperimenta_il_bolawrap_il_lazo_anti_malviventi-316697141/

http://www.ansa.it/pressrelease/liguria/2021/09/06/sicurezza-la-polizia-locale-di-genova-primo-comando-in-italia-a-valutare-lutilizzo-del-bolawrap-i_b9fca753-67eb-4d2b-b60c-e434ec54bb94.html

https://video.ilsecoloxix.it/genova/come-funziona-il-bolawrap-il-nuovo-strumento-in-dotazione-alla-polizia-locale-di-genova/82364/82575

https://liguria.today/2021/09/06/la-polizia-locale-di-genova-prova-il-bolawrap-lo-strumento-blocca-persone/

https://telenord.it/genova-ecco-il-bolawrap-per-la-polizia-locale-il-laccio-immobilizza-persone

https://www.lastampa.it/cronaca/2021/09/06/news/la-polizia-locale-di-genova-sperimentera-il-bolawrap-alternativa-non-lethal-al-taser-1.40673215

https://liguriaoggi.it/2021/09/05/bolawrap-la-polizia-locale-di-genova-sperimenta-levoluzione-dellarma-dei-gauchos-argentini/

https://www.genovatoday.it/cronaca/polizia-locale-bolawrap.html

https://genovaquotidiana.com/2021/09/05/tursi-valuta-di-dotare-la-polizia-locale-di-bolawrap/


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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Trademark Information
BolaWrap, Wrap and Wrap Reality 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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