Law enforcement officers deal with a great deal of stress as a regular part of their jobs. When they have to cope with extreme conditions in addition to handling the tasks of the job, it can be even more stressful and dangerous. From tear gas to the aftermath of explosions or natural disasters, working in these difficult situations can interfere with their ability to do their job effectively. SensoryCo provides realistic, high-risk conditions using smoke effects for law enforcement training to create and simulate the extreme conditions of blinding haze and smoke.
Law enforcement officers are faced with many dangerous scenarios. Crowds and riots may include exposures to tear gas, smoke bombs, fires and more. The investigation of meth labs also often comes after an explosion or lab fire reveals the location. Even natural disasters often cause fires or extreme dust and debris that officers must deal with in an effort to reach survivors.
Loss of visibility due to dense smoke and white out conditions can be very confusing to navigate and can even make communication difficult. Add to that the normal stressors found in law enforcement and you have the possibly for injuries or ineffective search. When stressed, decision-making skills are affected as well. However, training under extreme conditions has been shown to improve performance when faced with similar circumstances in real life situations.
Immersive training creates stress inoculation. Similar to a how vaccination prepares a patient to deal with possible disease, exposure to real life conditions in training prepares law enforcement officers to deal with those conditions on the job. When dealing with difficult conditions in training, the mind and body become somewhat accustomed to the effects. With repetition, those effects become a regular part of the situation and no longer a surprise. Additionally, with practice officers gain the skills to deal with those roadblocks.
A critical component in officer safety is the ability to make effective decisions under stress and an effective training program includes as many real life situations as possible. Including sensory stimuli such as extreme smoke effects provides a vital part of training, helping to improve important skills for these situations. SensoryCo can be a key partner in the training process, providing a range of real life, sensory stimulations including haze, water spray, and smoke effects for law enforcement training as well as a range of scents for law enforcement training. Repeated immersion with the sensory stressors that are encountered on the job gives our law enforcement officers the critical skills to be effective and safe in the field.