How Virtual Reality can Transform Law Enforcement Training in 2020?

The value of real-world drills for law enforcement scenarios, such as hostage negotiation, active shooter response, and forensics training, is undeniable. But whether it’s large-scale facilities, like the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Centre (KASOTC), or localized events, like a Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) exercise, the cost and logistical challenges that come with on-the-ground training mean agencies can only realistically participate in them occasionally, when there is availability.

Modest Tree offers unique solutions that are designed to be cost-effective while maintaining one of the key features that makes real-world scenario training work: immersion.

From building clearing exercises to shoot-no-shoot scenarios, evidence gathering and processing in virtual reality enable trainers to transport officers/cadets from the police station, the classroom, or even their own home, to the world without setting a foot outside.

Advantages of Virtual Reality Training

Advances in virtual reality (VR) technology has opened many opportunities for academics and professionals to use VR simulations for education and training purposes. In addition, VR hardware is becoming increasingly affordable. That is the main contributor to the evolution of VR technology and its rapid, continuous growth. Modest Tree’s realistic focused content, provided through VR simulations, enables the students/trainees to build practical skills and in-depth knowledge in their unique field.

Improves Retention & Recall

The main purpose of VR training, and what really differentiates it from theoretical learning, is that it builds situational awareness and muscle memory. The mere observation of a skill cannot be sufficient to acquire those necessary skills, especially when the training is about crime scene investigation skills or high precision interactions. VR training solves this problem by enabling trainees to manipulate the environment inside the simulation in the first-person view.

Simplifies Complex Problems and Situations

Virtual reality simulations are built to simplify the most complex notions and situations that cannot be understood with traditional training. It enables the trainees to discover the micro details in a system that we aim to study without the constraints that can be encountered in real training.

The VR, AR, and 3D modelling services at Modest Tree can be used to create realistic scenarios with interactive data that can be used for crime scene investigation training, increasing safety, and boosting productivity.

The Three Advantages of a Classroom in Virtual Reality

1. Suitable for Different Learning Styles

When training with virtual reality, the trainee will have all the freedom to explore and experiment within the simulation; this allows them to build a personal, in-depth understanding in accordance with their own learning style. Furthermore, Modest Tree offers an evaluation and recommendation system that is driven by machine learning, which provides data on the areas of improvement needed based on individual user data and previous simulations results.

2. Innovative & Enjoyable

This is a very important advantage because training and education will have greater results if the experience is pleasant or enjoyable, which means a higher level of student engagement and understanding. Modest Tree specializes in leveraging the gamification potential of training to create educational and entertaining results that harness the familiarity and exposure to video games students have nowadays.

3. Cost-Effective

In 2013, organizations spent an average of $1,208 per employee on training and development. The cost of medical training is even more expensive. Virtual reality simulations enable low price training options by reducing the cost of training material, training facilities, trainer’s salaries, and more. This opportunity is taken by Modest Tree as a challenge to make training smarter and easier to access for every trainee. Modest Tree is working with universities, companies, hospitals, and Defence industries, enabling them to take full advantage of this amazing technology and its ability to make training an enjoyable & educational experience.

VR Demo: Using Virtual Reality to Solve Crimes

For example, in this training crime scene investigation scenario, which features a multiple murder crime scene, the objective is to find and identify evidence that is located in multiple randomized locations in the residence. The officer is tasked with evidence acquisition and collection.

The virtual reality simulations neutralize this risk of evidence/scene corruption by training the same situation over and over and evaluating the student until a standard of work procedures is established:

An award-winning modeling, training, and simulation company, Modest Tree uses innovative software to provide customized AR, VR & MR digitalization solutions to Enterprise. Contact us for further information:

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