Category: Commercial20.03.2023

Some key points from our latest white paper on de-escalation training for law enforcement

De-escalation skills are crucial for law enforcement officers to ensure safe outcomes during high-pressure situations.

Training specifically for de-escalation can improve use of force discretion by law enforcement officers and has been shown to result in a nearly 30% reduction in use-of-force incidents, approximately 30% reduction in injuries to community members, and a 40% reduction in law enforcement officer injuries.

However, conventional classroom lectures and actor-based exercises may not be sufficient to prepare officers for real-world scenarios.

Our latest white paper, “De-escalation in the Digital Age:
How to leverage next-generation technologies to empower law enforcement officers to safely handle every situation” discusses how law enforcement agencies need to consider new technologies such as virtual reality training (VR) to provide effective de-escalation skills while maximizing their training budget.

Some of the key points discussed in the white paper include:

  • The subjects that must be covered in scenario-based training curricula as mandated by the Law Enforcement De-Escalation Training Act of 2022 (page 3)
  • The multiple factors that determine the outcome of any situation in which law enforcement is called to intervene (page 4)
  • The benefits of using a VR simulation training system such as InVeris SURVIVR for critical, real-world preparation for de-escalation of force situations. (pages 5-6)
  • A table of de-escalation training requirements and how they can be addressed cost-effectively with a VR training solution (page 7)

Next-generation technology solutions, such as VR, can revolutionize de-escalation training by addressing the challenges that agency trainers and trainees experience when building training programs and training officers. By using these technologies, law enforcement agencies can better prepare their officers for the high-pressure situations they may encounter in the field, ultimately leading to safer outcomes for both officers and the communities they serve.