Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will announce state funding he has secured for the Schenectady Police Department to purchase and implement the VRPD system.
VRPD is a virtual reality (VR) de-escalation training tool developed by Catapult Games. Police trainees using the VR system are able to engage in simulated real-world situations that require them to determine how to best de-escalate encounters while on patrol. An operator controls the type of situations the trainee may be subjected to from a nearby computer and can offer a number of changing environments.
|What:||Funding Announcement and Demonstration|
|Who:||Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara |
City of Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy
Schenectady Police Chief Eric Clifford
Dane Jennings, CEO, Catapult Games
Will Rivas, Executive Director of C.O.C.O.A. House
|When:||Friday, November 4th, 2022 |
|Where:||Schenectady Police Department |
531 Liberty Street
Schenectady, NY 12305