Barnstable Police Department

Case Study

System Installed

Apex Officer X2

Agency Type

The Challenge

The Barnstable Police Department, located in Massachusetts, serves a population of 44,163 residents. With the national focus on the use of force and police training, the department saw an opportunity to better prepare its officers with training equipment designed to improve decision making in high-pressure situations.

The Solution

After significant research on the various options, the Barnstable Police Department chose to include the Apex Officer judgmental use of force simulator as a major component of its training program. The Apex Officer system is capable of simulating an infinite number of different training scenarios that can convey body language and other non-verbal threat cues that are a crucial part of progressive judgmental use of force training.

The Results

Almost every Barnstable Police Officer, Dispatcher, and several non-sworn employees have had the opportunity to use the simulator. In addition we have used it in our Citizen’s Academy and have received a lot of positive reviews from all who have used it. We look forward to our continued use of the Apex Officer simulator, so that we can continue to provide our officers with valuable training opportunities and prepare them for the unexpected.