Axon announces new virtual reality training
Axon is announcing six new training scenarios as part of the Axon Virtual Reality Training program.
Following George Floyd’s death, “it is clearer than ever that more training is needed when it comes to how officers step in when a fellow officer is acting inappropriately or with excessive use-of-force,” the company states. That is why Axon is currently developing two training scenarios for officer intervention that will be available by the end of the year.
One scenario features a noise complaint call involving a resident who has had previous run-ins with the police. The second scenario features a homeless man who is panhandling on business property. In both scenarios, the trainee must decide which decisions to make while working with a fellow officer who demonstrates an obvious bias towards the suspects.
The other VR training scenarios in development that will be available the first half of 2021 include post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI) training for both community members and officers, Alzheimer’s/Dementia training and hard of hearing training.