Assemblyman Santabarbara to Make Funding Announcement in Schenectady

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