Training of law enforcement officers in human relations aimed at resolving a conflict situation without the use of firearms, using open-ended simulated difficult situations.
Over the last couple of years, with multiple high-profile incidents involving the use of force by police officers, it has become essential to incorporate a heavy emphasis on de-escalation in the general police response doctrine.
In the past, police officers usually took an aggressive approach to end incidents like domestic calls, armed suspects, and people having mental breakdowns. The use of force, and even firearms was quite common, which can result in unnecessary escalation and a higher risk of injuries, and even death for both the subjects and the officers.
While this is still a controversial topic in some police circles, a considerable number of police departments all around the US have started to incorporate de-escalation techniques into their training, and have seen a decrease in the use of force incidents, injuries, and complaints against officers.
Though De-escalation training is very important for police officers, it can be quite useful for civilians as well. Allowing them to deal with small conflicts more peacefully, and avoid escalation and violence before the police have to be called.
Now, it is important to understand that de-escalation is more of a philosophy than a process. Every situation, every subject, and every officer is different, and there are no set steps or rules you can follow to de-escalate a situation. Still, there are many skills that a person can develop through experience and training that can help. For instance, officers should learn how to build a connection with their subjects, listen to them, remain calm in stressful situations, and use verbal and non-verbal cues to help the subject calm down rather than approaching them in an aggressive stance with one hand on their firearm.
Virtual Training Solutions
The best way to develop these skills is through experience, and one of the best ways officers new to de-escalation training can get experience is through simulation training. Police training simulators are more than just a use of force shooting simulator. They allow officers to experience complex scenarios and adapt in real-time to their actions. Officers can use their de-escalation techniques in 1000s of simulated scenarios ranging from a simple traffic stop to dealing with aggressive subjects.
These immersive role-playing simulations have multiple branching decision trees, which allow officers to refine all of their de-escalation skills, like maintaining their authority and presence without agitating an anxious subject, using the right tone of voice and body language, and separating a threatening subject from crowds without aggressive force. Throughout these simulated scenarios, trained and expert instructors can evaluate the performance of trainees, to help them improve their de-escalation skills.
Lastly, de-escalation training simulations can help police officers learn how to remain calm and composed in stressful situations, and use the least aggressive method to control a situation. In many cases, new police officers who haven't had de-escalation training get anxious and pull out their weapons too early. If a police officer, who is trained to enforce the law, can not remain calm, how can a normal civilian be expected to remain calm with the barrels of multiple firearms pointed at them? Therefore, de-escalation training is essential for police officers, and training simulations are a very effective, safe, and cost-efficient way to train for it.
We have developed a large number of software for shooting simulators. You can get acquainted with all products in the catalog.
Pre-installed shooting exercises and advanced 3D editor for dry fire using artificial Intelligence of characters (3D models of human avatars). For government, military, law enforcement, police, self defense, bodyguards, security services.
12 different pre-installed shooting games and exercises for children and adults.
Works on Windows and Mac OS (Windows emulator)
24/7 full support
Throughout the license period, you receive free support for any questions you may have.
Compatible with any virtual shooting range from third party manufacturer. Such as: Laser ammo, Laser Shot, iMarksman, etc.
Regular free updates
All our software is periodically updated via the Internet. All updates are FREE and you receive updates within the terms of your license. No additional fees or microtransactions. Also add new exercises from the developer's server directly from program interface.
Virtual and bullet shooting ranges
Can be used for both laser virtual simulators and bullet interactive shooting ranges.
Our software is created with the active participation of specialists in military and law enforcements, bodyguards and security services, sports shooting, ISSF, IPSC / USPSA and IDPA shooting. The exercises created by shooters and trainers with years of practical experience.
Full HD / 4K and 5K resolution support.
Up to 4 shooters
On one screen at the same time.
Detailed statistics and analytics
All results calculates instantly. Detailed analytics of each result and shooter diagnosis.
Our programs are compatible with the vast majority of interactive shooting ranges on the market, for example iMarksman, Laser Ammo, Laser Shot, G-Sight, etc. If you need help setting up compatibility with third-party software from another manufacturer, we will help you or refund.
We do not sell laser weapons, cameras, and other equipment necessary for a virtual shooting range. At https://shooting-soft.com/ you can buy software for any kind of virtual shooting ranges. Our software is compatible with programs from any other manufacturers, for example iMarksman, Laser Ammo, Laser Shot, G-Sight, etc.
Absence of direct sunlight, as well as reflections from bright (brighter than the projection) light sources (for example, a mirror reflecting lamp light into the camera lens).
The surface on which the projection is placed should not be black / dark (black / dark surfaces absorb the laser beam from the weapon mockup and it becomes not bright enough for correct recognition), it should not be glossy, as the projection itself is reflected from such a surface not evenly.
Programs work correctly under normal room lighting (but without bright direct sunlight and other glare that is brighter than the projection). Also, do not use completely darkened rooms.
The best distance to install the camera is 3-6 meters from the projection. Do not position the camera too far from the work surface.
Observe the projection proportions by setting the "AUTO" mode in the projector aspect ratio settings - the projector will automatically select the scale according to the resolution of the connected device (computer).
Yes, software are made with VR / 3D surround image support. It is important that the hardware (computer / projector / glasses) are compatible with each other and it could create a 3D image. For example, all equipment runs on NVIDIA 3D VISION
Minimum requirements: Processor: at least 1.9 GHz Number of cores: at least 4 RAM: at least DDR3 RAM: at least 4 Gb Operating system Windows 8/8.1/10/11 Video card: built-in video card can be used
Optimal requirements: Processor: at least 2.3 GHz Number of cores: at least 4 RAM: at least DDR3 RAM: at least 8 Gb Operating system Windows 8/8.1/10/11 Video card: discrete at least 4 Gb
Image quality and resolution depend only on the equipment on which the content will be played. The software supports all available screen resolutions, including 5K (5120 × 2880) / 4K (3840 × 2160) / FULL HD (1920 × 1080).
Games can be run both on a computer with a built-in video card and a projector with a resolution of 800x600, and on a computer with discrete video and a 5K / 4K / Full HD projector - accordingly, in the second case, the picture will be significantly better than in the first.
In case you don't like the product, 100% warranty for an unconditional (without an explanation of reason) refund for three days.
Yes You can apply for a trial version of any of our software. Use this application form or click on the request a trial version button in the site menu and get 3 days trial version. After your request you will get an email from firstname.lastname@example.org (check spam folder as well)