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ACIDO Rocket Finalist

Vigilo: Police Communication & Safety Gear

Law enforcement can be a very dangerous line of work, with over hundreds of officer injuries and fatalities each year in North America. According to FBI statistics, many casualties are the result of firearms- and traffic-related incidents, with many more being accidental. Some trends indicate rising gun violence as a cause, with others citing militarization as a precursor. Public perception is also mixed, with many cases of improper use-of-force. Through research, video user observations, and advisor interviews, a better understanding was gained on law enforcement and their experiences in high-stress scenarios. Law enforcement officers perform a crucial role in helping to keep communities safe and respond to criminal activity, and Vigilo aims to enhance the officer’s ability to perform their duty in dangerous situations.