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  • Interactive Training with Electronic Projections

    A friend told me that he once saw a C.O.P.s show which portrayed an officer training with an interactive electronic projection of a criminal and a victim and the actions that the officer made detemined if the criminal would hurt the victim or try to attack the officer.

    Is anyone familiar with this technology or know where I might get more information on this technology?

    TCDavidson
    Last edited by TCDavidson; 09-09-2005, 09:18 PM. Reason: spelling

  • #2
    Here you got - FATS

    We had one at our academy, pretty cool gizmo.
    "there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter." Ernest Hemingway

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    • #3
      **Not a cop**(But have used FATS many times)

      We, as explorers, have the oppourtunity to use FATS. We actually placed 4th place in it last year at state competition. Its pretty cool, you have a gun and there is an operator behind you choosing the path of the suspect or victim. Your actions cause reactions and you SHOULD react to their actions.

      Really a good training piece of equiptment.
      U.S. Coast Guard R since 2006.
      Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)

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      • #4
        *Not a Cop*
        Our PSTF Academy and Explorers use PRISim.
        Well life is too short so love the one ya got cuz ya might get run over or ya might get shot.

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        • #5
          There are a number of these systems. The very first was at the LAPD academy, using wax bullets on an aluminum screen (yes, there were a few dents from live ammo!). Now, the systems allow multiple officers, rifles, shotguns, tazers, OC, and the 'suspects' react to the officers actions. It can be an excellent training tool. Some commercial ranges (indoor) have them as well.
          "A man who has nothing which he cares about more than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the existing of better men than himself."
          John Stuart Mill

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          • #6
            We used FATS at my academy, good fun and really scares you on replay.
            "Respect for religion must be reestablished. Public debt should be reduced. The arrogance of public officials must be curtailed. Assistance to foreign lands must be stopped or we shall bankrupt ourselves. The people should be forced to work and not depend on government for subsistence." - Cicero, 60 B.C.

            For California police academy notes go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CABasicPolice/

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            • #7
              Sounds like a good training tool. Worth looking into.

              In our academy we use simunitions, and I think that was pretty cool.

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