Founded by William J. Barna, a 33-year police officer
Bolo Stick LLC was founded by William J. Barna, a 33-year police officer, in the aftermath of repetitive critical incidents occurring within schools, churches, medical facilities, manufacturing plants, and public venues around the United States. As a veteran officer and certified Police Academy Instructor, he saw the need for an instantaneous solution to barricade interior doors from unwanted intruders. Thus, the Bolo Stick was created to be a solid steel barricade locking device capable of withstanding forces over 2 tons while maintaining affordability to cash-strapped school systems, churches, mosques, synagogues, and businesses. While Bolo Stick was initially developed with schools in mind, we've also seen it installed in churches, hospitals, and workplaces as companies increase efforts for workplace security in light of recent public shootings.
Designed as a barricade
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports that 69% of the active-shooter incidents studied between 2000 - 2013 lasted less than 5 minutes. Bolo Stick was designed as a barricade to protect human life against unwanted threats. The one-step activation allows for protection in seconds, and the low attachment point on doors prevents unwanted room entry while saving lives.
Bolo Stick Endorsements
NOCSSM, the National Organization of Church Security and Safety Management
Bolo Stick is a member of the Tennessee Sheriffs' Association (Member No. 973751)
For more information or to learn how to increase security in your facility, contact us at 330-240-0422 or via email at [email protected].