Counter Terrorism Training Simulator

Apex Officer is the best VR counter terrorism training simulator.

Why is counter terrorism Training important?

The bombing at the Boston Marathon and the killing of two deputy sheriffs in Saint John Parish, Louisiana, by two sovereign citizens demonstrate that violent extremism of all types continues to be a reality in the United States. Although the best way to counteract acts of terror is through prevention, Unfortunately, no preventive measures currently available will completely eliminate the possibility of a terrorist attack. If that eventuality does arise, local law enforcement agencies will be among the first responders. Therefore, all departmental personnel must be prepared to respond properly to the attack.

How do law enforcement agencies train for terrorist attacks?

Pursuant to passage of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies began to systemically reorganize. Following the 9/11 terrorist attack, most state and local law enforcement agencies began to include a commitment to "fighting terrorism" in their mission statements.

While some countries with longstanding terrorism problems, such as Israel, have law enforcement agencies primarily designed to prevent and respond to terror attacks. In other nations, counter-terrorism a relatively more recent objective of civilian police and law enforcement agencies.

In order for local law enforcement agencies to prepare for terrorist attacks and active threat incidents, they must understand the nature of the potential active shooter/active threat targets in their communities. Unfortunately, this potential is rather broad, and varies greatly depending upon the type of weapon to be used.

Who needs counter terrorism training the most?

Airports have been a favorite locale for terrorist attacks in the past, but airport attacks have typically involved explosives, rather than firearms. Terrorists may conclude that, rather than targeting an airport far from the city’s center of population, acts of terror can be more effectively deployed in locations such as downtown bus terminals, train stations, and subway systems. For this reason, mass transit locations are likely targets for terrorists in the future.

How does Apex Officer's counter terrorism training simulator work?

In a spontaneously occurring terrorism or active threat situation, survival and success depends on immediate action. Apex Officer’s counter terrorism simulator teaches police officers and first responders how to survive a combative situation when confronted and attacked by a street-wise assailant or professionally trained enemy combatant. Our technology hones muscle memory, enabling the police officer or first responder to immediately recall vital tactics under stress.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is counter terrorism?

Counter terrorism incorporates the practice, military tactics, techniques and strategy that the government, military, and law enforcement agencies use to combat or prevent terrorism.

What do counter terrorism agents do?

Counter-terrorism agents or officers study the activities of known terrorist groups, research the activities of suspected terrorist groups, and report their findings and research to intelligence agencies, law enforcement, government officials, and United States policy makers.

What is the office for Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT)?

OSCT stands for the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism. OSCT is an executive directorate of the UK government Home Office, created in 2007, responsible for leading the work on counter-terrorism in the UK.

How does the UN combat terrorism?

The United Nations established the United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism through the adoption of General Assembly resolution 71/291 on June 15, 2017. The United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism has five main functions:

  1. provide leadership on the General Assembly counter-terrorism mandates entrusted to the Secretary-General from across the United Nations system;
  2. enhance coordination and coherence across the 38 Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact (former CTITF) Task Force entities to ensure the balanced implementation of the four pillars of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy
  3. strengthen the delivery of United Nations counter-terrorism capacity-building assistance to Member States;
  4. improve visibility, advocacy and resource mobilization for United Nations counter-terrorism efforts; and
  5. ensure that due priority is given to counter terrorism across the United Nations system and that the important work on preventing violent extremism is firmly rooted in the Strategy.

What is the definition of terrorism?

In the United States of America, terrorism is defined in Title 22 Chapter 38 U.S. Code § 2656f as "premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents".

How is terrorism classified?

For the most part, terrorism is classified as the use of violence or of the threat of violence in the pursuit of political, religious, ideological or social objectives. Another common description of terrorism is acts committed by non-state actors (or by undercover personnel serving on the behalf of their respective governments).

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