Scenarios for Virtual Reality Law Enforcement Training
SURVIVR’s list of scenarios continues to grow because we use guidance from the agencies we serve to create them. To date, every single scene, situation, and possibility on SURVIVR’s platform came from the requests of law enforcement agencies. For this reason, SURVIVR is truly a VR law enforcement training simulator by cops, for cops.
Types of VR Training Scenarios
SURVIVR creates scenarios that are similar to calls law enforcement officers will answer while on duty. However, these scenarios can go from a regular traffic stop to a use of force situation depending on the trainer’s controls. Some scenarios include:
- Emotionally disturbed person
- Traffic stop
- Active Shooter
- Suicidal Individual
- Many more
How We Select Scenarios for VR Law Enforcement Training
SURVIVR’s ultimate source for scenarios is our clients. When a client onboards with SURVIVR, we ask them to provide a wishlist of scenarios they would like to see in the simulator. Often, these come from real incidents experienced by officers at their law enforcement agencies. We compile the lists, and we rank potential scenarios based upon the numbers of agencies requesting a particular type of situation. We then automatically push the scenario to the law enforcement agencies across the country for use. Due to this method, every agency can benefit from one another’s’ requests for scenarios.
De-Escalation in VR Law Enforcement Training
SURVIVR’s virtual reality simulator’s design places a great emphasis on opportunities for de-escalation training. The level of interactivity within the simulator allows officers to communicate with complainants, victims, witnesses, and suspects much like they would work with real people while on duty. Communication is critical for de-escalation, and our simulator allows officers to converse with the suspects at an unparalleled level of realism.
Because SURVIVR’s characters are in a virtual environment, it requires our team to be vigilant about the details in the construction of the scenarios. For de-escalation training, features such as body language and expression are paramount in reading the amount of compliance the officer in training is receiving from the suspect. The verbal responses from a suspect are equally important. We carefully craft their movements, reactions, and tones based on real human behavior to make sure they are as lifelike as possible. As with all SURVIVR scenarios, the instructors are in complete control of the scenario. Any scenario on our platform can is a tool to complete de-escalation training to a use-of-force scenario with a click of a button.