COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police departments across the nation are evaluating their policies as calls for reform continue to grow due to tragic confrontations between officers and residents in the neighborhoods they serve.

There is a new immersive training platform called VRDT, which stands for "virtual reality decisions and tactics" or VERDICT. It is considered a tool for law enforcement de-escalation training.

Al Weggeman is the CEO of Inveris Training Solutions, the company that developed VRDT and Jay Ayala is the company's virtual systems expert and director.

They recently spoke to Spectrum News about the tool and how it can be used by law enforcement to de-escalate situations.