February 9, 2023



LAPD launches virtual truth education plan for officers

By Cole Zercoe

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Section is finding into the digital truth match. 

From de-escalation practices to drills involving standoff cases and psychological health crises, the department is teaming up with V-Armed, a enterprise that creates personalized 3D virtual reality simulations for huge-scale education, to insert a new training instrument, NBC News reviews.

The simulator entails a motion seize studio becoming built in the police academy’s gymnasium, with dozens of cameras and wearable sensors. 

“The devices that we are setting up will keep an eye on the heartbeat, the eye actions, the strain degrees of the individual,” LAPD Main Michel Moore informed NBC News. “We see VR as a means of increasing outcomes for occasions that resulted in a tragic reduction.” 

“I can take a scenario that I could coach a single working day and put that on Hollywood Boulevard, and then the up coming day I can operate a related state of affairs and place it in Skid Row,” Sgt. Andrew Cullen of the LAPD Education Bureau informed NBC Information. 

LAPD’s implementation of the tech for education follows equivalent moves from departments in parts like Sacramento, Calif., Moore, Okla., and Greenfield, Ind.

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Up coming: How Sacramento PD is utilizing VR to enhance coaching