VR Simulation for Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC)
This project is to develop a VR-based scenario to train junior police recruits about responding to active shooter situations. In face-to-face Immediate Rapid Deployment (IRD) training, using actors and simulated ammunition is complex and expensive and is currently reserved for senior recruits who have completed the field training component. Because IRD is a low-frequency, high-risk situation, however, it is important that junior recruits have a basic level of knowledge if they are required to respond to an active shooter situation. The scenario would be in the format of a single responding officer, from a first-person perspective, as they move through an office building responding to various stimuli and ultimately engaging the active shooter(s).