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Street Smarts VR In The Press

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NYPD Reaches Teens Using Virtual Reality

The NYPD unveiled a new high-tech program meant to teach young New Yorkers how to help themselves facing pressure from gangs on the street and being stopped by police on the street. The hope is to teach better decision making and de-escalation skills. Erica Byfield reports…

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NYPD Reaches Teens Using Virtual Reality

The NYPD unveiled a new high-tech program meant to teach young New Yorkers how to help themselves facing pressure from gangs on the street and being stopped by police on the street. The hope is to teach better decision making and de-escalation skills. Erica Byfield reports…

NYPD virtual-reality program to aid children with tough situations

.Aided by $500,000 from the nonprofit New York City Police Foundation, city cops are putting youngsters through computer simulations — complete with virtual-reality goggles and using real-life scenarios — to help them de-escalate gang confrontations.

 
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New York City Police Foundation & NYPD Unveil Innovative Program To Help Young People Achieve Positive Outcomes

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York City Police Foundation and the NYPD unveiled today an innovative program that harnesses modern technology and builds on the fundamentals of Neighborhood Policing in order to help young New Yorkers overcome some of the challenges they may face on the streets of the city…

NYPD Develop VR Simulation To Foster Mutual Understanding Among Community Members

On January 22, the New York Police Department announced they have developed a virtual reality (VR) simulation series to help New York’s youth stay out of trouble and enhance community connections. Dubbed Options, the program marks a collaboration between the NYPD, the New York City Police Foundation, and Street Smarts VR. 

 
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NYPD Using Virtual Reality To Help Strengthen Ties With Community

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is turning to virtual reality to help improve community relations by creating a new program to help teens make better decisions.

The new program, called “Options,” is geared towards middle and high schoolers. The NYPD and Police Foundation created the program from scratch…

 
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NYPD Using Virtual Reality To Help Strengthen Ties With Community

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is turning to virtual reality to help improve community relations by creating a new program to help teens make better decisions.

The new program, called “Options,” is geared towards middle and high schoolers. The NYPD and Police Foundation created the program from scratch…

First-of-its-kind NYPD VR gaming system targets teens

It’s the opposite of “Grand Theft Auto”!

The NYPD is plugging into a first-of-its-kind virtual-reality gaming system that puts young people in wild situations on the street — and urges them to make safe choices, officials said Tuesday.

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First-of-its-kind NYPD VR gaming system targets teens

It’s the opposite of “Grand Theft Auto”!

The NYPD is plugging into a first-of-its-kind virtual-reality gaming system that puts young people in wild situations on the street — and urges them to make safe choices, officials said Tuesday.

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NYPD Unveils Innovative Program to Help Young People Achieve Positive Outcomes

The New York Police Department and the New York City Police Foundation unveiled today an innovative program that harnesses modern technology and builds on the fundamentals of Neighborhood Policing in order to help young New Yorkers overcome some of the challenges they may face on the streets of the city…

NYPD uses virtual reality to teach teens

The NYPD is teaming up with teens to help them make good life decisions.

Their virtual reality program is aimed at helping NYC teens overcome challenges. It’s called Options, and it’s the first of its kind in the country. The program costs a half a million dollars.

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A virtual reality fix to real-life problems — Cops using technology to help kids

The reality is, city kids may best learn how to avoid trouble by playing a video game, the NYPD says.

And on Tuesday, officials demonstrated their newest initiative to do just that — unveiling a virtual reality program called “Options” that kids in middle and high schools helped develop, and that cops hope will help youngsters make the right decisions in life….

NYPD uses virtual reality to help teens facing tough choices

he NYPD is using virtual reality to help teenagers deal with real life on the street.

Aided by $500,000 from the nonprofit New York City Police Foundation, city cops are putting youngsters through computer simulations — complete with virtual-reality goggles and using real-life scenarios — to help them de-escalate gang confrontations…

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NYPD Using Virtual Reality to Help Community Teens Facing Tough Choices

Aside the usual use cases scenarios, Virtual Reality proves its worth in bettering the community once again. Supported by The New York City Police Foundation and as part of its crucial Neighborhood Policing initiative, NYPD is launching the Options VR program to run simulations of tough situations that young New Yorkers may find themselves in.

NYPD Uses VR To Teach Kids How To Make Good Choices

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The NYPD is going high-tech to keep kids safe on the city streets.

Kids are putting on virtual reality headsets and taking part in computer simulations of New York street life under a new program, funded with a $500,00 grant from the New York City Police Foundation…

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NYPD Turns to Virtual Reality to Improve Relationship with Teens

NEW YORK - "Yo, yo, yo, that crew is coming right now. Play it cool" shouts a teen character in a virtual reality program produced by the NYPD.  

The police department has begun using VR technology to teach teens how to make good decisions and stay out gangs and trouble.

NYPD uses virtual reality to teach kids about safe choices

The NYPD is rolling out a virtual reality program that teaches young people how to face the challenges that they may deal with in real life as they reach adulthood.

The program is part of the Options Program, and offers situations for program users to consider and respond to, like being asked to commit a crime, join a gang, or…

 
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AWARDEE Bob Evans Farms Program (2018)

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, Sept. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Evans Farms, Inc. announced today that BeneFIT Medical Apparel, K9 Salute and Street Smarts VR are the three winners of the company's second annual Our Farm Salutes grant-giving program Heroes to CEOs…

AWARDEE "Heroes to CEOs" Program (2018)

New Albany-based food products company announced the winners of its Heroes to CEOs program, which gives financial support and business coaching to young businesses run by military veterans.

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Winner VetSmallBiz Growth Challenge 2.0 (2018)

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University is proud to announce the VetSmallBiz Growth Challenge 2.0, a business plan competition developed for veteran entrepreneurs who are ready to take their businesses to the next level. This unique competition offers free professional growth and pitch coaching provided by entrepreneurship professionals

Winner Veterans Shark Tank (2017)

The Veteran Shark Tank (created by the Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network)  awards Street Smarts VR a Winner annual competition. Recognized for its committed to safer police and safer communities, Streets Smarts is a fully immersive virtual reality based training platform created to fill the needs of 21st century law enforcement training.

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Awardee Lang Fund Recipients (2018)

Now in its 22nd year of supporting student ventures, the Eugene M. Lang Entrepreneurial Initiative Fund announced seed capital investments totaling $150,000 in three student ventures…

Virtual Training, Real Policing

Street Smarts VR is leveraging virtual reality to improve officer judgment and reduce avoidable police-citizen violence…

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