Training & Education

The New “Reality”: How Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) Impact Law Enforcement Training

Todd Brown As this technology continues to develop, there will be more realistic, more accurate, more valuable, and more “real” training available to our officers than ever before. Virtual reality is exploding all over. From entertainment to training NFL quarterbacks, new “reality” technologies are poised to change the way we accomplish many training goals in law enforcement. In fact, as a result of the worldwide pandemic we are dealing with, online, AR, VR, and MR technologies are quickly becoming a…

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SAFETY ALERT: What They Didn’t Teach You About Naloxone Could Get You Killed

John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D. and Gregg J. Gunta, Esq. On May 15, 2019, Appleton, Wisconsin, police officers and firefighters responded to a bus passenger’s medical emergency at the Valley Transit Center in downtown Appleton. The passenger, later identified as 47-year-old Ruben Houston of Wausau, Wisconsin, was asleep on the bus and did not get up to exit when it arrived at the Transit Center. Passengers reported him snoring oddly, while another passenger claimed Mr. Houston appeared to exhibit symptoms…