Rogers Police Department

Case Study

System Installed

Apex Officer X2

Agency Type

The Challenge

Established in 1881, Rogers Police Department currently employs 120 uniformed officers and 41 civilian employees to serve a city of approximately 67,500 citizens. The mission of the Rogers Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in the City of Rogers by working cooperatively with all the people of our community to enforce the law, preserve the peace, reduce the fear of crime, and provide for a safe environment. Last year, Rogers Police Department was awarded its fourth consecutive accreditation award in Law Enforcement by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

The Solution

After hearing about Apex Officer from law enforcement agencies across the state of Arkansas, Rogers Police Chief Jonathan Best knew that Apex Officer would be the best fit for the men and women of Rogers Police Department. The Apex Officer VR training simulator is a cutting-edge tool that uses immersive technology to create lifelike simulations of real-world scenarios that officers may encounter on the job. The simulator allows officers to interact with virtual people and objects, giving them a chance to practice their decision-making and communication skills in a safe and controlled environment. The simulator also includes a variety of scenarios, including traffic stops, domestic disturbances, and active shooter situations, which allows officers to practice a range of de-escalation techniques.

The Results

RPD officers have found the Apex Officer VR training simulator to be highly effective for de-escalation training. The simulator provides Rogers Police officers with a level of realism that traditional classroom training cannot match. Officers are able to practice their de-escalation skills in scenarios that closely resemble real-life situations, which helps them build confidence and improve their ability to respond in high-pressure situations. The simulator also provides instant feedback, allowing officers to learn from their mistakes and adjust their approach in real-time.