Trooper Trap is a prisoner seatbelt alarm device designed for
maximum officer and public
safety needs. Trooper Trap does not restrict or restrain the prisoner,
but it monitors the
prisoner simply alerting the officer as soon as the prisoner removes the seatbelt.
prisoner releases the seatbelt, the police car or transport
units horn will immediately
sound. This alerts the officer that the prisoner is no
early warning startles the prisoner and usually stops
the escape attempt at that
point. The most important thing the warning does is
alert the officer. Before a prisoner
can escapes, steal or damage a police car or transport unit; they
have to remove the
seatbelt. Trooper Trap
is setting a new prisoner transport standard by decreasing
and providing additional officer and public safety.
Trap was invented after a prisoner slipped out of
handcuffs, released the seatbelt
and stole a new highway patrol car. After
short high speed chase the prisoner crashed
the patrol car and fled on foot, only to be
caught again. After this event, research
indicated a large number of similar
incidences just like this over the past number of
years. Still today prisoner escapes,
stolen and damaged police cars happen everyday.
Trooper Trap is a patented way to stop
a 3 lighted switch control box,
3 pre-wired sensors, and
3 magnetic terminals.
Trooper Trap simply installs in about 45 minutes.
Instructions included, with tips online.
Though police officers have a duty to apprehend
people who break the law
"a police officer's paramount duty is to protect the public".
South Carolina Supreme Court 01-22-2005
Transport Issue #1
in the back seat of a caged unit.
This thinking is what
gets officers killed.
Over 95% of the media reported 2007 escapes
have been from the back seat of caged units.
Sliding screens, partitions, cages, even window bars
can not hold all prisoners. Plus it is against policies
to handcuff or affix subjects to fixed objects, even if
the fixed object is the patrol car.
Sept. 2006 - Houston PD, TX - an officer sitting in the front seat
after arresting a man.
The man was able to get a concealed gun and shot the officer through the
cage 4 times.
June 2007 - Clay City PD, Ky - the Chief arrested
and was transporting a man to jail
who was able to get to a gun and shot the chief through the cage.
Transport Issue #2
Cost of escapes
and public perception.
Prisoners not only escape, steal or damage police
cars, but they kill budgets and public perception too.
If a prisoner escapes, case law holds the department
responsible for the prisoner during the escape.
Departments are also
responsible to pay back other
departments the cost of man hunts and this happens.
Nevada - Las Vegas Metro Police - Aug. 4th, 2006
Lopez family sues Las Vegas Metro Police for $23.75 million.
Ohio - Ohio State
Aug. 22nd, 2007
State to pay $350,000 to family of woman who escaped patrol car.
Prisoner Transport Issue #3
Watching your prisoner after arrest.
The real facts are an
officer can not effectively see
inside the patrol car at night to see if the prisoner
is still there. With all the flashing lights and the
spot light, it is next to impossible to visually
observe the prisoner at all times.
Prisoner Transport Issue #4
transport escapes are not new.
The prevention of
prisoner escapes, stolen
or damaged police and transport cars is.
Trooper Trap has
established a new standard
for prisoner transport. Now there is a way to
monitor with prisoner while the officer has to
be away from the police car or transport unit.
public safety has to be top priority.
Prisoner Transport Issue #5
Turn unit off and leave prisoner in cage.
No - heat builds up inside vehicles.
If it is against the law to leave a pet or child in the
vehicle, how can you leave a prisoner in a vehicle?
73 degrees outside, vehicles heat up to 100 degrees
in 10 minutes and 120 degrees in 30 minutes.
90 degrees outside, the vehicle can heat up to 160
degrees within just a few minutes.
93 degrees with a window down 1 inch, temperature inside car could reach 125
in 20 minutes and about 140
degrees in 40 minutes.
Heat exhaustion can occur above 90 degrees and heat stroke can occur above 105.
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Prisoner Transport Issue #5
Call a back-up unit to watch your prisoner.
might have multiple officers on a
scene, but most do not. Many officers work out of
single person units without back-up or back-up is
several minutes away.
Even if another officer shows up, they rarely watch the
prisoner, but they usually are helping inventory the
vehicle, dealing with family or by standers, or
directing traffic. Trooper Trap never takes a day
off and never calls in sick.
To order online, send e-mail:
- Contact Info
- E-Mail address
- Number of devices needed
$195.00 plus $5.00 shipping for U.S. orders
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media reported events.
of Justice Statistics
Article Link - Published Oct 11th, 2007
found 55 percent of the 2,002 arrest
related deaths from 2003 through 2005 were due
to homicide by state and local law officers.
More than one-third
of the police killings,
or about 36 percent, involved a suspect who
tried to flee or otherwise escape arrest.
93.5% of the 2007 escapes were from
the back seat of caged police
- 71% chance of the
police car will be
stolen or damaged during an escape.
officer is about 432 times more likely to
have an escape
event than being injured or
killed in a police car fuel tank
Police car fuel tank explosions.
26 officers injured or killed since 1981
Average 1.08 officers injured or killer per year.
Prisoner escapes, stolen or damaged units.
Over 1400 reported for past 3 years.
Average 1.28 reported escapes per day.
New York Police Department, 2002 study
found about 40% of prisoner escapes happen
during prisoner transport.
News Video Clips Page
Prisoner transport, officer safety & liability
and Security News Article
Jan - Feb 2006 issue
Fleet Manager Magazine Article
Sept - Oct 2005
(Office of Law Enforcement Technology
Safety comes with a price
by Rachel Witkowski,
Jacksonville Financial News and Daily Record
Great article showing the real facts of the
of police cars, breaking down the cost per item.
7 ways out of a caged police car:
1) somebody opens the door from the outside,
2) force open and crawl thru cage opening,
3) kicking the cage or Plexiglas out,
4) kicking the side windows (bars on the
included because the top of the
back door will bend
out allowing enough
room for a person to get out),
5) kicking the back window out,
6) kicking the back door open,
7) Not Listed - Law Enforcement Only.
These are only the most
common escape methods from caged police and transport units,
all are preventable with
Reserve Law Officers
Director of Training, Captain Chuck Mantkus, said this seatbelt device:
'Trooper Trap' seat belt alarm system is absolutely
outstanding. This should have
been on Law Enforcement Units years ago. I know
of many, many cases where it would
have saved the lives of Officers and others.
Congratulations are due; and I hope that the
device becomes mandatory on all Law
This device should be promoted world-wide."