The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency | Virtual Reality Training
Mobile, Alabama, city officials will vote to spend $50000 to buy 10 VR headsets. The VR devices, once received, will be used to train police officers in managing people with mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD, to name a few.
The VR simulations will place law enforcement officers in a real-life situation where they will learn how to respond to active shooting incidents, encounters with people with mental disorders and rescuing victims from domestic violence. Apart from that, the police officers will also learn how to de-escalate a situation which will help them learn how to control their emotions and not just react.
Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine says that VR devices give the opportunity to police officers to practice dealing with individuals in the virtual world and apply best learning practices in real life. As a result, develop and enhance policing skills.
Organization: Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
Technology: Virtual reality