Central Bucks Police Department

Case Study

System Installed

Apex Officer X2

Agency Type

The Challenge

Central Bucks Regional Police Department is accredited through the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC), a program administered by the PA Chiefs of Police Association.  CBRPD serves the municipalities of Doylestown Borough, Chalfont Borough, and New Britain Borough. Central Bucks Regional Police is committed to providing the highest quality of police services through collaborative approaches of problem-solving and empowering our members and the community to work in partnership with the goal of improving the quality of life at the same time maintaining respect for individual rights and dignity.

The Solution

Last year, the regional department received a grant from the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to purchase VR training equipment. After extensive research on the different training simulators available, the Central Bucks Regional Police Department ultimately decided to implement the Apex Officer X2 training simulator into their training program. CBRPD joins a growing list of Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies that are using the Apex Officer platform to better prepare their officers.

The Results

With their new Apex Officer training technology, two officers can be placed into a number of different virtual scenarios at once. In one instant they could be simulating a traffic stop. With a few mouse clicks, CBRPD instructors can change the scenery, dropping them into a grocery store with an angry customer, or in a bar, like in the scenario with "Allen" at the hotel bar. Since early November, there have been roughly 30 officers have completed the training. The expectation is that the training will be offered to other departments in the county once all four departments have all of their officers trained.