Virtual Reality is the Future of Law Enforcement Training

Virtual Reality is the Future of Law Enforcement Training

Naveen Joshi 09/11/2019 8

Police departments all over the world are adopting advanced methods to maintain law and order. Virtual reality police training systems can be utilized for advanced training purposes without exposing officials to real-world risks.

Virtual reality is already being implemented for military operations and training. The virtual reality police training concept is a toned-down version designed to train police officers by simulating real-life situations within the confines of virtual reality headsets. Some police departments have already adopted virtual reality for purposes like providing officers a better understanding of the mindset of people who have mental health issues. Police officers can sometimes mislabel a person having a schizophrenic episode, a drug-induced hallucination, or a person with autism as a criminal. Virtual reality training can help officers understand human cognition and better respond in such situations. Here’s a look at two major ways virtual reality is helping police departments:

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Virtual Reality Police Training for Law and Order

Training forms an essential part of police personnel’s lives. Virtual reality headsets can be used to simulate real-life situations like robberies, vehicle hijacking, assaults, etc. It can also mimic various environments such as an alley, intersection, drug store, or an apartment. Police officers can be trained to deal with such situations in an effective manner. This proves highly beneficial when the officer encounters such a situation in reality and can use his training experience to carry out the best course of action. The virtual reality police training systems can even replicate human emotions. This simulated environment provides officers a better understanding of a suspect’s mind. Officers can then be trained to respond cognitively.

Virtual Reality Police Training for Medical Assistance

A law and order situation may result in citizens requiring medical assistance. Police officers must be trained to carry out the primary medical assistance procedures before paramedics can arrive on the scene. VRPT systems can incorporate medical assistance training methods. These methods can demonstrate medical assistance techniques that officers might need to carry out. Even a slight delay in medical assistance or the use of improper methods can potentially end up being fatal. Therefore, having basic knowledge about providing medical assistance is vital for police officers. Thus, virtual reality police training systems can prove to be the differentiating factor between life and death in a real-world situation.

The Future of Virtual Reality Police Training System

With further advancements in technology, police departments will not be restricted to virtual reality solutions in training rooms. A combination of multiple technologies like augmented and virtual reality, computer vision, and artificial intelligence to name a few, can be used simultaneously in real-life situations by police officers. These advanced systems can provide for a better understanding and control of the situation for police personnel. The law and order situation, as well as the trust of the citizens in the police department, can significantly improve by implementing various technologies in training and real-life environments.

Police departments are already utilizing various technologies to serve citizens better. The virtual reality police training method enhances the capabilities and responsiveness of the police departments further. It won’t be long before it sees a mass adoption in police forces not only in the United States but all over the world. Businesses providing virtual reality solutions should keep enhancing their hardware and software regularly to provide advanced training techniques as these can prove to be a differentiating factor in real-life situations. 

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  • Cheryl Dale

    The Metropolitan police sucks even with VR. The American police takes matters very seriously.

  • Marissa Sproull

    Please use VR or whatever technology to capture all criminals and terrorists !!

  • Debbie Bell

    I don't feel safe in my neighbourhood. The police is a bit lazy when it comes to capturing muggers and robbers.

  • Sam Fenn

    Each police department has sophisticated gadgets. They rarely use them somehow.....

  • Aaron Jinks

    Good info !

  • Lisa Tilbury

    Treating people like people is important. We are here to serve and protect, not demand and command.

  • Benjaminn Cox

    Interesting... This should be mandatory in every academy and roll call room in this country, because it's absolutely correct!

  • Sandra Grant

    Wish every police department would see this

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Naveen Joshi

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Naveen is the Founder and CEO of Allerin, a software solutions provider that delivers innovative and agile solutions that enable to automate, inspire and impress. He is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience, with extensive experience in customizing open source products for cost optimizations of large scale IT deployment. He is currently working on Internet of Things solutions with Big Data Analytics. Naveen completed his programming qualifications in various Indian institutes.

   

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