Pulaski County Sheriff's Office

Case Study

System Installed

Apex Officer X2

Agency Type

The Challenge

Pulaski County is located in the U.S. state of Arkansas with a population of 399,125, making it the most populous county in Arkansas. Little Rock is the county seat for Pulaski County which is the largest city and Arkansas's state capital. The mission of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is to be a premier law enforcement agency and detention facility by protecting life, property, and individual's rights while providing professional and ethical service to our community.

The Solution

As a result, Pulaski County Sheriff's Office decided to make a major investment in training and become the first law enforcement agency in Arkansas to adopt VR training. Apex Officer has designed, developed, and built a state-of-the-art virtual reality training simulator that enables police officers to train for real-life encounters. This simulator is so good, that it actually makes the police officers and Sheriff's deputies feel like they are actually in the situation, without having to actually be there.

The Results

In a recent media press conference, Pulaski County Sheriff Eric Higgins stated, "We can also work with different variables that we’re dealing with, from someone who may be suffering dementia, or mental illness, or a variety of things that we can utilize in this system to put the deputy going through the training into that situation.”