May 28, 2021 at 1:41 p.m.
Wyoming City Police Chief Paul Hoppe shared with the city council recently that the department recently successfully deployed this new less lethal invention. According to its website, BolaWrap is a de-escalation device. It can subdue an uncooperative suspect from 10 to 25 feet away by encircling a suspect with a strong cord that wraps around the body.
BolaWrap consists of a hand held unit that discharges an eight foot long Kevlar strength cord. A deploying officer can aim it at arm level or around the legs. Think rodeo and Spiderman’s web shooters.
There is a green line laser for aiming and the activation button sets off a .380 blank that makes a noise that gets offenders’ attention.
The incident where the Wyoming officer utilized the BolaWrap is one of the specific incidents the product literature recommends it be used for.