(Cass County, ND) -- A new, less lethal way to subdue criminals is being practiced by the Cass County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies have started to train with the Bola Remote Restraint Wrap System, which is an eight foot Kevlar tether that entangles an individual by utilizing minimal force.

The system could assist an officer by safely taking an individual into custody with the intent to minimize injury and possibly prevent them from injuring themselves or others. 

The Sheriff’s Office has purchased three Bola Wrap Systems, and is currently establishing guidelines and procedures to govern the use of the Bola Remote Restraint Wrap; including training, qualification, safety, deployment and reporting standards. 

The devices will be implemented into the field and correctional setting in the coming weeks.

To see the training video on how the new tool works, click here.

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