Future Police Technology and Innovation

We live in a rapidly changing society that is driven by higher and higher levels of technological advancement and progression. The world of policing and public safety is very different now than it was when we started working in this space in the early 2000s.

Police and law enforcement agencies, in particular, are rapidly incorporating cutting-edge tech into their workflow to help protect and serve your community. New technologies, like virtual reality, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, are creating greater and more powerful capabilities for humanity and public safety, offering opportunities for change that are fundamentally deeper than additional hours of relaxation and greater economic prosperity.

Virtual Reality Police Training Opportunities

Advances in virtual reality technology has opened many opportunities for police officers and law enforcement agencies to use VR simulations and scenarios for community building and training purposes. Since virtual reality provides the ability to experience realistic simulations and enables the officers and trainees to build practical skills and in depth knowledge in their field. Example of VR training advantages:

  • Remote Implementation and Content Creation
  • Accelerated and Visual Learning Methods
  • Scalable Learning and Training Curriculum
  • Minimizes Training Risks and Hazards
  • Real World Experience and Knowledge
  • Increased Engagement and Retention
  • Affordable and Organized Training
  • And Much Much More

Learn more about virtual reality and the advantages it provides for training purposes.

Augmented Reality Use Cases for Police Officers

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) believes that augmented reality and emerging technologies will play an effective role in policing and public safety. From patrol to SWAT teams, and criminal investigations, the FBI sees a lot of value and potential in augmented reality technologies. For example, the FBI highlighted one potential use case in a recently published paper, "Scalable, three dimensional maps, complete with building floor plans, sewer system schematics, public utility information and public transportation routes, accessed at will to improve situational awareness and response to problems."

Augmented Reality Technology for Police and Law Enforcement.
Augmented Reality Technology for Police and Law Enforcement

Police Officers Using Drones for Patrol

Unmanned drones can help patrol in ways and areas that police officers simply cannot. They can provide real-time information to police dispatchers and crime analysts so that officers can get vital information about crimes in progress and dangerous situations, as they unfold. It can help them better plan responses and save lives.

Law Enforcement Use of GPS

The Global Positioning System is not new, but its applications and uses are continuing to expand in the police and law enforcement community. With the new features and convenience of modern GPS systems, police officers can record the location of their traffic stops and crash investigations, and that information can be exported to maps to determine how enforcement efforts can be better focused on decreasing the occurrences of traffic crashes.

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