Brian R. Peete, Chief of Montpelier Police Department (MPD), the Capitol City for the State of Vermont, USA, said in a statement that MPD has purchased the VR-DT Virtual Training System from InVeris. The VR-DT allows for scenario-based training within virtual reality that officers may practice and hone de-escalation skills and tactics in real-world situations.
The system is customizable giving instructors the ability to author scenarios for a variety of situations officers face every day including domestic violence, traffic stops, and mental health-related calls for service. Additionally, InVeris will design backdrops of the capitol complex so that officers can prepare for possible emergency situations at the state’s most critical infrastructure. MPD will make this system available to the law enforcement academy and all law enforcement agencies in Vermont.
The VR-DT was purchased through a grant from the Department of U.S. Homeland Security, he added.
InVeris Training Solutions provides cutting-edge training solutions for militaries, law enforcement agencies and commercial range owners around the world. With its legacy companies, FATS® and Caswell, InVeris Training Solutions has fielded over 15,500 live-fire ranges and 7,500 virtual systems globally during its 95-year history.
The company is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, USA and partners with clients in the U.S. and around the world from facilities on five continents.