Ohio law enforcement to utilize virtual reality training

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Law enforcement around the state will be utilizing “immersive virtual reality trainings,” as announced by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost in a press release.

The point of the technology is to offer officers more realistic simulations of real-life situations, allowing them to practice their response and defusing skills.

“These VR goggles are the next best thing to real-world experience because officers are immersed in split-second decision-making scenarios,” Yost said in the release. “If someone makes a mistake while using virtual reality, it doesn’t have consequences in the real world.”

A total of six “scenarios” cover the following range of topics:

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