Former Police Chiefs Kathleen O'Toole and Sylvia Moir Join WRAP as Senior Advisors
TEMPE, Arizona, Jan. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wrap Technologies, Inc. (the “Company” or “WRAP”) (Nasdaq: WRAP), an innovator of modern policing solutions, announced today the appointment of Kathleen O’Toole, retired Commissioner of Boston and Seattle Police Departments, and Sylvia Moir, retired Chief of Tempe Police Department, to join the Company’s public safety technology development and agency relations efforts.
Ret. Chief O’Toole and Ret. Chief Moir will be working with the WRAP Reality team on the development of a virtual reality-based training simulator focusing on topics of de-escalation, use of force, crisis intervention and officer wellness. Both will advise on R&D and training development, as well as conduct outreach and liaison with law enforcement executives and community stakeholders.
“Reimagining policing must include innovations which confront where policing has fallen short. As police executives and communities search for solutions to enhance how police officers provide effective and equitable service, we demand innovations like WRAP’s Virtual Reality Simulator to fill existing gaps,” said Moir. “The WRAP Reality platform shows great promise in enhancing police officer decision making and may simultaneously boost officer wellness and resilience; this promise is why I am eager to contribute to this progressive tool.”
Previously, Moir was the Chief of the El Cerrito Police Department from 2010 until her appointment as the Police Chief in Tempe, Arizona. Chief Moir spent most of her early career with the Sacramento Police Department where she served in every division of the department. She was the Incident Commander on hundreds of planned and spontaneous events, a trainer in several policing subjects, and a member of the Sacramento Police Honor Guard. She completed rigorous training with the US Army Old Guard at Fort Myer, VA and Arlington National Cemetery.
California Governor Jerry Brown appointed Chief Moir to the Commission on California Peace Officer Standards and Training for two terms. Moir served on the Executive Committee for the California Police Chiefs Association and as the President of the Police Executive Research Forum. She is currently an Executive Fellow for the National Police Foundation, Chair of the Community Policing Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, an advisor for the American Law Institute, and a member of the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force.
Chief Moir holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento, a Master of Arts in Organizational Management, and a Master of Science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School - Center for Homeland Defense and Security. In 2019, Moir presented a TEDx Talk on mindfulness in policing.
WRAP Technologies, Inc. is an innovator of modern policing solutions. The Company’s BolaWrap 100 product is a patented, hand-held remote restraint device that discharges an eight-foot bola style Kevlar® tether to restrain an individual at a distance from 10 to 25 feet. Developed by award winning inventor Elwood Norris, the Company’s Chief Technology Officer, the small but powerful BolaWrap 100 assists law enforcement in safely and effectively deescalating encounters, especially those involving an individual in crisis. BolaWrap 100 has already been used to safely apprehend suspects without injury in a number of cities including Los Angeles, Sacramento, Fresno, Bell, Albuquerque, Minneapolis, West Palm Beach, Fort Worth, and Oak Ridge. For information on the Company, please visit www.wrap.com.
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