SHOTPROS aims to improve the training for European Police officers. The influence of psychological and contextual human factors (HFs) on the behaviour of decision-making and acting (DMA) of police officers under stress and in high-risk operational situations will be investigated. Based on the results, SHOTPROS will develop a HF-rooted training curriculum and a corresponding Virtual Reality training solution to provide a comprehensive framework for practical training.
The training will increase DMA performance under stress and in high-risk situations which will lead to better and more correct decisions (from several perspectives, e.g. law, ethic, etc.), to keep the guidance in threatened situations, to minimise use of force occurrences, and accordingly, to maximise the avoidance of casualties and collateral damage, such as panic and cascading or escalating effects.