New technology introduced for police to train for active shooter situations

ByPhyllis R. Edwards

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BELMONT, Calif. (KRON) – Employing a virtual truth simulator, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Business office demonstrated to KRON4 a circumstance in which an active shooter was inside a courthouse at the sheriff’s training facility in Belmont. Sheriff Carlos Bolanos talked about what he aims to complete by placing deputies via this digital-truth-primarily based schooling.

“I imagine that it is sensible education that will deliver my deputies with the capability to go in and correctly and instantly neutralize any menace that endangers the security of the community,” he stated. 

The pc software is built by a enterprise named Virtra, and it simulates the two violent and non-violent circumstances

“As perfectly as dealing with people suffering from a psychological overall health crisis, there is situations that train de-escalation,” Bolanos mentioned. 

KRON4 asked Bolanos if there was coaching designed accessible to ensure that deputies act on the coaching they obtain when they encounter an energetic shooter.

“Yes,” Bolanos verified. “Ever since Columbine, regulation enforcement improved their practices. We used to wait around and phase and hold out for the tactical groups to arrive. But after Columbine, all that coaching changed to instantly partner up with the to start with obtainable regulation enforcement officer that comes on scene, and go in and address that danger.”

About the subsequent several months, each and every of San Mateo County’s 400 deputies will endure their initially spherical of education in the simulator. Bolanos stated the education will then keep on on an once-a-year basis, with deputies likely by the schooling at the very least a few instances for each year. 


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