WRAP Applauds House Appropriations Committee Report

Tempe, Arizona, UNITED STATES


Justice Department Funding Bill Highlights Importance of Police Training, Humane Remote Restraint Devices

TEMPE, Ariz., July 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wrap Technologies, Inc. (the “Company” or “WRAP”) (Nasdaq: WRAP), a global leader in innovative public safety technologies and services, applauded the House Appropriations Committee for including police reform language in a committee report accompanying the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for the fiscal year 2022. The report, approved by the committee last Thursday, directs the Department of Justice to review the benefits of virtual reality de-escalation training and humane remote restraint devices as tools for avoiding potentially lethal use of force, particularly with respect to individuals with mental health conditions.

“WRAP has actively been working with bipartisan members of Congress for over a year to highlight the importance of our lifesaving technology solutions as our country grapples with how to improve law enforcement practices,” said Tom Smith, CEO and President of WRAP. “We are grateful to multiple members of Congress, led by our hometown Congressman Greg Stanton and other members of our Arizona delegation, for recognizing training and technology as a priority. We also thank House Appropriations Chairman Rosa DeLauro and Commerce-Justice-Science Subcommittee Chairman Matt Cartwright for their work in advancing this important policy goal.”

Here is a link to the full report, with the specific language discussed above on page 98 under the title “State and Local Law Enforcement Training Grants”:

https://docs.house.gov/meetings/AP/AP00/20210715/113908/HRPT-117-1.pdf

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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