Empathy Development for Police Officers

Empathy Development for Police Officers

Axon's VR training program, developed in collaboration with crisis intervention experts allows public safety officers to practice de-escalation techniques in complex, high-pressure situations involving individuals with mental health issues.

Out of the 1,000 deadly police shootings in 2018, 20% of those shot and killed suffered from a mental illness. Axon's VR training is designed to address these statistics head-on.

Promoting Empathy through Immersive Learning

Empathy-based immersive training aimed at helping public safety officers de-escalate situations involving people suffering from mental health issues such as Autism or Schizophrenia.


  • Use empathy to resolve emergency situations using de-escalating techniques
  • Preparing officers for operating in complex, high-pressure environments
  • Conduct PR Campaign to promote VR Training program & Axon services

Use Case

Produced in collaboration with experts in crisis intervention as well as clinicians and behavioural analysts, it provides trainees with a first-person point-of-view of both a subject in crisis and a responding officer in various scenarios.


✓ Successful deployment in 5+ Police Departments in the USA

✓ More than 1M+ audience reached in large US & Worldwide PR campaign

About Axon

Axon is a global network of devices, apps, training and people that helps public safety personnel become smarter and safer. With a mission of protecting life, their technologies give customers the confidence, focus and time they need to protect their communities. Their products impact every aspect of a public safety officer's day-to-day experience.

To date, there are more than 397,800 software seats booked on the Axon network around the world and more than 221,000 lives have been saved with the Axon network of devices, apps, training and people.

February 2, 2024

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