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University of Utah peace officers replacing nightsticks with safer tool: BolaWrap

Peace Officers at the University of Utah’s Department of Public Safety will begin carrying BolaWrap, an innovative remote restraint device that can help them safely restrain individuals from a distance. The tool provides officers with an early intervention measure to deescalate dangerous situations, mitigate potential risks and injuries, and avert tragic outcomes.
University of Utah Public Safety using BolaWrap remote restraint device
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New hope for police de-escalation: BolaWrap offers safer alternative to stun guns

BolaWrap emerges as a safer alternative to traditional stun guns in police de-escalation efforts, particularly amid the ongoing mental health crisis in the United States.

Developed as a non-lethal method to restrain individuals, BolaWrap utilizes a seven-foot-long Kevlar line to wrap around subjects, providing a shock-and-awe effect without causing additional pain.

Former Police Chief Terry Nichols highlights its effectiveness and safety compared to other devices, with an 86% success rate reported by officers. The Detroit Police Department's crisis intervention team has adopted BolaWrap, recognizing its value in situations where traditional methods may escalate tensions. Nichols advocates for its widespread adoption among law enforcement to enhance safety during crisis interventions.

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