Wrap Technologies Announces Partnership to Share Virtual Reality Technology with Pennsylvania and New York Law Enforcement

TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wrap Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: WRAP) (the “Company”), a global leader in innovative public safety technologies and services, today announced its partnership with the Emergency Response Training & Certification Association (ERTCA) and the Mansfield University Public Safety Training Institute (MUPSTI) to educate Pennsylvania and New York law enforcement in virtual reality training technology.

ERTCA met with Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf, in early December 2021 where ERTCA President, Eric Porterfield, announced the launch of the mobile platform that will begin traveling throughout Pennsylvania and Upstate New York in March 2022. The public safety Mobile Virtual Reality Experience (MVRE) will offer thirty-six credentialed virtual reality training modules through the Wrap Reality platform, to municipal law enforcement departments and educational institutions.

Also supporting the MVRE collaboration project are AT&T, Blaise-Alexander, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PADE).

“Virtual reality is perhaps the most important tool educators have in leveling the playing field when it comes to in-service training,” said Chief Scott Henry, Director of MUPSTI’s ACT 120 program. “The MVRE program will be free to use. It will reach departments as small as two officers and as large as 100.”

“ERTCA’s mission aligns perfectly with Wrap Reality,” said Tom Smith, WRAP President & CEO. “We both share the goal of providing high-quality educational opportunities to first responders, and together, we can provide better training to more agencies and build safer communities. In Wrap Reality, officers can train a few minutes every week, rather than just a few days per year, and every officer can practice a broad range of skills, from verbal de-escalation to tactical.”

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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