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BJA FY 23 Virtual Reality De-escalation Site-Based Initiative

Award Information

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Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $325,125)

The project will purchase a virtual reality (VR) training simulator, the hosting of multiple sessions of three professional, instructor-led, de-escalation courses, and partnering with an institution of higher education for the research and development of a comprehensive, state-of-the-art training program, and conducting assessments and surveys of performance metrics. The agency’s intent is to include officers and staff from surrounding law enforcement agencies in the on-site de-escalation training courses and the immersive, scenario-based practical application sessions conducted with the VR simulator.

Date Created: September 28, 2023