Virtual Reality Police Training
As the demands on police officers continue to climb, the need for training to match that demand becomes increasingly necessary. Currently most law enforcement agencies rely heavily on reality-based training, using physical spaces and actors to create scenarios for training. The problem is these scenarios are cost prohibitive because they require to pay actors and a number of physical spaces used for training purposes. Through virtual reality police training, SURVIVR is able to provide similar training without the confines of actors or training sites.
What is Virtual Reality Police Training?
Virtual reality is an immersive simulation of a 3D environment that can be interacted with and explored. Virtual reality isn’t exactly new, but its application in law enforcement training is fairly recent. Using headsets, replicas of weapons and a series of sensors, SURVIVR places officers and trainees in a variety of training scenarios without ever leaving the same room or needing an actor. The participants are able to put to test the skills they have learned in the academy or training to deescalate situations or engage a suspect as necessary. Virtual reality police training is shown to be more effective than traditional classroom, videos or online modules and increases the knowledge retention in trainees. Essentially, SURVIVR has created a virtual version of reality-based training.
Advantages of Virtual Reality
SURVIVR uses scans and photos of real locations to create virtual training environments, and places subjects and suspects in these scenarios to create a wide variety of training scenarios. Through virtual reality police training, SURVIVR provides a wide variety of shoot/don’t shoot scenarios including active shooter, burglary and more to place officers in a hands-on training environment. SURVIVR works on the creation of new scenarios daily and can create custom scenarios and environments per an agency’s request. Merely out of variety, SURVIVR is able to increase the training available to officers and trainees.
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