Apex Officer X2
The Juneau Police Department (JPD) serves a population of over 30,000 residents and the second largest city in the United States by area. With the national focus on de-escalation training and improving police training, the Juneau Police Department saw an opportunity to better prepare its officers with training equipment designed to improve decision making in high-pressure situations.
After significant research on the various training simulators and training options, the Juneau Police Department chose to include the Apex Officer de-escalation and virtual reality training simulator as a major component of its training program. Juneau Police Department is leading the way in progressive police training policies in the state of Alaska.
“Apex Officer is another way to put officers through a variety of scenarios from high intensity to low level to react to the scenarios in a way we want them to,” said Lt. Krag Campbell. “It’s not always shoot/don’t shoot training. Sometimes it’s helping an old lady to cross a street. It’s a tool that allows us to quickly and efficiently do that with manpower and staffing concerns.”