Virtual Reality Brings Increased Situational Awareness To Police & Security Training
The men and women that keep our communities and families’ safe deserve the best training, education, and resources available. Law enforcement, correctional officers, and security officers have always needed the expensive, and lengthy real-life experience that can only happen through on-the-job training. However, this training is costly, too often boring and can even be dangerous.
The budget cuts to many departments make finding experienced officers to train new recruits problematic. The cost of new and interactive training curriculum has also kept many departments from updating their educational materials. Live simulations are great tools departments use, but again, the cost and limited adaptability of these simulations are troublesome. These cuts could potentially lead to inexperienced officers entering their fieldwork unprepared. Officers need to learn situational awareness, hazard identification, and proactive versus reactive responses to stressful situations. However, it is next to impossible to train for these outside of a squad training center.
One technology that is revolutionizing the law enforcement community is Virtual Reality (VR). 360 Immersive is on the cutting edge of this new technology. VR training modules built specifically for law enforcement, security, or correctional institutions, allow the user to engage real-world scenarios that teach processes, procedures, or tactics in situational-based simulations. Trainees can then participate in the simulations safely, using minimal resources, and in the comfort of a classroom or training facility. These simulation modules are not designed to replace traditional training curriculum, but to enhance it, boosting engagement and ultimately increasing course retention rates.
360 Immersive has the expertise and technological resources to help agencies understand and engage this new training tool that will create long-term benefits for their organizations. Some of the benefits include:
Virtual Reality (VR) can simulate expensive and potentially dangerous training practices
Lower costs of training by documenting simulation exercises that can be then viewed in a classroom setting
Training simulations are distributed via inexpensive mobile devices or can be incorporated into eLearning platforms
Increasing engagement will boost participation and learning retention
Trainees learn through realistic content that engages the senses, emotions, and builds motor learning through repetition.
360 Immersive is looking to partner with organizations and subject matter experts within the law enforcement and security industry to create VR situational-based training content. For more information, please visit our website at 360immersive.com, download our portfolio VR app, (Scan the QR code below) or call us today at (888) 843-9580.
It’s time to update your traditional training methods.
VR is a force multiplier that can reach an unlimited number of people compared to hands-on training.
VR is a supplement to hands-on training as an affordable solution that participants can learn skills and pre-train at their own pace and when it is convenient.