Bo Dietl to Join Stinger Systems Board of Directors

TAMPA , Fla., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stinger Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: STIY), a leader in electro-stun technology today announced that highly-decorated former New York City detective, Richard "Bo" Dietl, has joined Stinger Systems as a member of Stinger Systems' Board of Directors.

Mr. Dietl is a former New York Police City Department detective who made more than 1,500 arrests and became one of the most highly decorated detectives in the history of the department. He received 80 awards and commendations for bravery alone. A major motion picture, "One Tough Cop," based on Mr. Dietl 's autobiographical novel, was released in 1998. After retiring from the police department, Mr. Dietl went on to become a highly respected security expert and investigator in the private sector in both national and international arenas. Currently, Mr. Dietl is Chairman and CEO of Beau Dietl Associates (BDA), a security and investigative firm that he founded in 1985. The firm boasts a client list that includes Sony Columbia Pictures, Coca-Cola, Grey Advertising, PaineWebber, Lehman Brothers, Bear Sterns, NCR and the Saudi royal family.

Mr. Dietl 's references include Warren Buffet, Donald Trump , Sumner Redstone and Jack Welch . Mr. Dietl is a contributing commentator on security and criminal matters for the Fox News Network and has frequently appeared on Good Morning America, the Today show, CNN, CNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC and the Imus radio program. In 1989, Mr. Dietl was named Chairman of the National Crime Commission by President George H. W. Bush. In 1994 Mr. Dietl was named as the Chairman of the Security Guard Advisor Community to the Governor of New York and still holds that position.

Robert Gruder, Stinger Systems' CEO, stated, "I'm truly excited to have Bo Dietl become part of the Stinger team. Bo will be a great asset in getting the word out and making introductions to sell the Stinger S-200 projectile stun gun. I believe this is a validation of the quality of the Stinger to have such a decorated former New York City police officer and detective become a part of the Stinger team."

Bo Dietl commented, "In my opinion, the Stinger S-200 projectile stun gun is the best product on the market. As a former police officer and detective head of a large security company, I would only want to recommend the best available products. Further, I believe the Stinger S-200 is far superior to the Taser products not only in features and ruggedness but in price as well. Because of this, I would like to assist in promoting this great product."


Stinger Systems, Inc., a leading provider of electro stun technologies, develops and sells a broad array of products utilizing advanced electro sparc- pulsed technology to police, corrections, and security sectors worldwide.


This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The forward-looking statements are based on Stinger Systems' current intent, belief and expectations. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Actual results may differ materially from these forward-looking statements because of the risks described in Stinger Systems' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of today's date. Stinger Systems undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this announcement whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise.

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