Training Police through Virtual Reality

Jed Merrill and other students in the Entertainment Arts and Engineering program created B.E.S.T., a virtual-reality simulator that helps police officers de-escalate potentially dangerous situations. The tool could help lower the more than 1,000 citizens killed by police officers per year. Learn more at

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  1. It’s awesome. With this new technology, they can better prepare officers for use of force. With trainees being given different scenarios, they will have experiences to compare and make better decisions.

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