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Alton Police now using virtual reality to train officers

1 month 1 week 8 hours ago Thursday, December 17 2020 Dec 17, 2020 December 17, 2020 6:17 AM December 17, 2020 in News - Local

The Alton Police Department is training their officers through a new virtual program.

The program puts trainees in a virtual reality using projectors, camera sensors and a supervisor using a laptop to choose from several different scenarios based on a trainee's response. 

"We want our officers to act appropriately, to respond appropriately and not to use excessive force but the necessary force needed in a situation," Police Lt. Michael Martinez said. 

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