Interactive Simulation Transforms how Law Enforcement interacts with Dogs

New Interactive Simulation Training Transforms How Law Enforcement Interacts With Dogs

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) and the National Canine Research Council (NCRC) have announced a breakthrough in interactive training for law enforcement officers who encounter dogs in the field. The scenario-based force option simulator will transform the way that law enforcement interacts with dogs—tremendously enhancing safety for the officers, the animals and the public. The training simulator was unveiled and demonstrated at a press conference in Chicago on May 23.

This new approach is based on the reality that the best way to avoid discharging a firearm at a dog is to avoid the dog by taking a few easy steps. The scenarios use real-life dog behavior and vocalizations to train officers on how to avoid unsafe encounters and de-escalate whenever possible.

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