REALISTIC TRAINING

Research shows that the more similar a training situation is to the real event the more transfer of expertise. In law enforcement each crisis situation is unique so it is difficult to train for all possible scenarios. However, officers generally perform well after training even though they cannot always accurately report their decision making process. Repeated and varied training builds self confidence and allows an officer to function well under stress. Refinements in virtual reality training may help even more.

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