Virtual reality (VR) as a tool to help businesses and organisations is an area that is just beginning to come into its own. VR experiences have an inherent ability to allow someone to truly believe they are somewhere else. This quality is now being used to air in recruitment for the Idaho State Police.
The Idaho State Police, also known as the ISP, have begun using virtual reality (VR) to show potential new recruits what life is like working as a State trooper. The goal is to get young people from all over the country who might be interested in a career in the State Police to experience what it is like to live and work in Idaho, particularly important for potential recruits who might live hundreds of miles away.
“We know there are ISP candidates out there that use this type of technology to search for new career opportunities,” explained Captain Vern Hancock with Idaho State Police. “We want to have a way to reach these high-quality young men and women.”
VR content creation company 360 Immersive helped to create the app which is being used to entice young people into considering a career with the ISP. The app contains detailed commentary from four offers in the ISP and gives a view of the community that the ISP serves.
“The kids in Texas or Arkansas, the only thing that they know about Boise is the blue turf and potatoes,” said David Cleverdon of 360 immersive. “Let’s let them feel connected, and that’s what VR does. You can use something as simple as a headset which is about 35 dollars to view the content, or you can simply hold your phone out and explore the ISP.”
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