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How Technology Can Reduce Police Claims and Improve Law Enforcement practices

In this PRIMA podcast episode, Terry Nichols, Director of Business Development at Wrap Technologies, discusses how technology can reduce police claims and improve law enforcement practices. Terry highlights the role of insurers in encouraging law enforcement agencies to adopt best practices and use technology to mitigate risks. He provides examples of technologies such as GPS darts, devices to disable a vehicle's electrical system, and non-pain inducing solutions like the BolaWrap remote restraint device. Nichols also discusses the consequences for agencies that do not adhere to best practices, including increased insurance premiums or loss of coverage.
How technology can reduce police claims and improve law enforcement practices
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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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