SA Police step into simulator for firearms training

SA Police cadets and Special Task And Rescue (STAR) officers are going high-tech using virtual reality technology for firearms training. The technology worth $480,000 surrounds police officers with a 300-degree screen that plays out real-life situations such as a domestic violence or drug-related incidents. Much like a video game, officers use simulated tasers or firearms that, when fired at the screen, mimic injuring or killing a target. Deputy Police Commissioner Linda Williams said the technology allowed officers to practise communicating with violent people or, if a situation escalated, use prepper spray or ultimately a firearm. Deputy Commissioner Williams hoped […]

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