Apex Officer News and Press

Recent press coverage and Apex Officer news.

Apex Officer Releases VR Active Shooter Training to the Public

"As fatalities in mass public shootings have surged in recent years, active shooter situations are impacting communities all over the country. Active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation. Apex Officer aims to enhance preparedness through a "whole community" training approach by providing products, tools, and resources to help students, faculty, employees, first responders and more prepare for and respond to an active shooter threat."

by Jasmine Taylor on 8/12/2019

Apex Officer of the Week Launches to Honor Police and Law Enforcement Officers

"Apex Officer of the Week was created to thank police and law enforcement officers across the country for all the daily sacrifices they make for their communities. The Apex Officer of the Week award recognizes outstanding achievement in law enforcement and honors the heroes who work tirelessly every day to make communities around the world safer."

by Carey Rhodes on July 17th, 2019

Announcing Our v3 Companies - Apex Officer

"Apex Officer is a full-featured training system for the police and military that shrinks an immersive experience that once required entire rooms full of screens and equipment into a small VR headset. Given it’s compact size and ease of use, customers of Apex Officer tend to train real-world scenarios far more often than traditional training simulators."

by Bryce Roberts - Indie VC on June 10th, 2019

California police use Apex Officer virtual reality simulator for de-escalation training

"With the Apex Officer virtual reality training simulator, Concord police officers can train for de-escalation, use of force, and crisis intervention scenarios in an immersive virtual environment. This represents the second significant sale of virtual reality training simulators by California law enforcement agencies and sets the stage for a revolution in active shooter and use of force training, using the total immersion of virtual reality technology for de-escalation training."

by Police and Law Enforcement News on May 29, 2019

Concord Police Utilize Apex Officer VR Simulator for Use of Force Training

"After significant research on the various options, the Concord Police Department chose to include the Apex Officer virtual reality judgmental use of force and de-escalation training simulator as a major component of its training program. Concord is the largest city in Contra Costa County, California and 8th largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area. Concord Police Department serves a population of over 122,067 residents."

By Mrs Rhodes via Release Wire on May 28, 2019

Air Force Security Forces Adopts Apex Officer Virtual Reality Active Shooter Training Simulator

"Apex Officer announced today that the United States Air Force 628th Security Forces Squadron has installed two Apex Officer virtual reality military training simulators. This represents the first significant sale for virtual reality force option training simulators by the Air Force Security Force Squadron and sets the stage for a revolution in active shooter and use of force training, using the total immersion of virtual reality technology for firearms and de-escalation training."

by Aerospace and Defense News on April 11, 2019

United States Military Utilizes Apex Officer’s Virtual Reality Platform to Train New Soldiers

"Apex Officer’s team has spent years working with their early military customers and partners to ensure their training content is superior in quality, realism, immersion, and relevance. Apex Officer also employs a number of subject matter experts that helped guide the development of their military and combat training system and scenarios."

by Carey Rhodes on April 10th, 2019

Virtual Reality Training: New Technology Opens Up New Training Opportunities for Law Enforcement

Virtual reality training for law enforcement simulators have become very attractive to some agencies., from Monmouth, New Jersey, to Lodi, California. One company, Apex Officer, has VR simulator training modules designed for de-escalation, crisis intervention, active shooter, domestic violence, and more. A study on these type of training modules is currently in progress, as well.

by Police Chief Magazine on April 9th, 2019

Apex Officer Launches VR Active Shooter Training Program for Businesses and Employees

"Apex Officer is providing employers and employees with the opportunity to experience the newest technological revelation in training: virtual reality. Businesses are taking advantage of virtual reality technology such as Apex Officer’s VR Active Shooter Preparedness program to prepare their employees for thousands of different active shooter situations in both a safe and controlled environment."

by Jasmine Taylor on February 27th, 2019

Apex Officer Launches VR Crisis Intervention Police Training Simulator

"Apex Officer’s virtual reality crisis intervention training platform is a game-changer for training technology and is transforming the face of law enforcement training for the better. With Apex Officer’s virtual reality CIT training simulator, police officers and law enforcement agencies can prepare for thousands of different crisis intervention scenarios in a safe, immersive, and controlled environment."

by Carey Rhodes on February 20th, 2019

California Police Officers Use Virtual Reality for Use of Force and CIT Training

"The Apex Officer virtual reality simulator system allows for an infinite amount of training scenarios that can be created through Apex. Almost every Lodi Police Officer, Dispatcher, and several non-sworn employees have had the opportunity to use the simulator. Some examples of the VR training modules available in the Apex Officer simulator include de-escalation training, use of force training, crisis intervention training and active shooter training."

by Ashley Williams on February 8th, 2019

Lodi Police Show Off Apex Officer Virtual Reality System

"The Lodi Police Department shared its new Apex Officer Virtual Reality Police Training Simulator system at a Lodi City Council shirtsleeve meeting on Tuesday morning. “This system is used to train new officers who have just graduated from the academy, understand how to de-escalate a situation, and trust their judgment,” Lt. Steven Nelson said."

by Oula Miqbel - Lodi News-Sentinel on January 30th, 2019

Apex Officer Showcasing New Virtual Reality Training Simulators for Police and Military at Shot Show 2019

"Apex Officer will host free training simulations at their Las Vegas-based headquarters and training facilities where guests can experience the platform's de-escalation, active shooter and use of force training scenarios in immersive virtual reality. Apex Officer provides access to hundreds of thousands of training simulations designed to optimize and improve decision making under extreme stress situations."

by Carey Rhodes on January 16th, 2019

Apex Officer Officially Launches VR Use of Force Police Training Simulator

"Apex Officer, an international provider of virtual reality training simulators for the law enforcement, military, first responder, commercial and educational markets, officially launched their virtual reality use of force training simulator for police and law enforcement training. As the variety and type of threats to law enforcement and citizens alike continue to grow, many police departments are looking towards innovative technology to better train their law enforcement personnel in a safe and cost-effective manner. Apex Officer's Use of Force Simulator solves this problem."

by Sasha Harris on January 3rd, 2019

Apex Officer Showcasing Latest VR Police Training Innovation at CES 2019

"By visiting Apex Officer's training facilities, guests at CES 2019 will have the opportunity to experience the newest technological revelation in training: virtual reality. Police officers and law enforcement agencies are taking advantage of virtual reality technology such as Apex Officer so that police officers can accumulate thousands of training simulations in both a safe and controlled environment."

by Carey Rhodes on December 27th, 2018

Lodi Police Department Installs Apex Officer Virtual Reality Training Simulator

"Apex Officer allows law enforcement agencies to train for de-escalation, use of force, and crisis intervention situations in safe, immersive, and controlled environment. The APEX Officer virtual reality training system is capable of simulating an infinite number of different training scenarios that can convey body language and other non-verbal threat cues that are a crucial part of progressive judgmental use of force training."

by Digital Journal on November 28th, 2018

Police Department Installs Apex Officer VR Training Simulator

"APEX Officer, a global provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, military, first responder, educational and commercial markets, today announced that a California Police Department has installed two APEX Officer X360 virtual reality training simulators. With the national focus on the use of force and police training, the 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 options, the police department chose to include the APEX Officer X360 judgmental use of force simulator as a major component of its training program."

by NBC 2 on November 28th, 2018

Apex Officer is a leader in virtual reality Police training

"With the goal of creating the most realistic training simulations possible, Apex Officer provides one of the most immersive VR training simulations for police officers. Its devotion to interactive training has made the company an industry leader. Simulations include firearm use, de-escalation strategies, use of force and crisis intervention simulations. Police train with facsimiles of their duty weapons, not some kid’s version of a service firearm or what Silicon Valley thinks a gun should look like."

by Debi Christensen on November 18th, 2018

APEX Officer Debuts at Boost VC Demo Day

"APEX Officer uses VR to train police in a variety of scenarios including dangerous and life threatening ones. Using interactive scenarios, sensor enabled weaponry (Tazers, guns etc.) and a human trainer providing the voice of the bad guys APEX Officer is providing a life like training tool to police forces all over the US, as well as some arms of the military."

by Adam Carrigan on April 24th, 2018

Boost VC Announces Tribe 11 Companies

"APEX Officer’s turnkey virtual reality training platform enables officers to train for the most difficult real-world situations, including use-of-force, active shooters, de-escalation, crisis intervention, terrorist attacks, and more; meanwhile, preparing police officers for the emotional realities of real-life use-of-force situations. APEX Officer has worked with 40 police agencies, as well as signed a deal with a major branch of the US military."

by Adam Draper on April 20th, 2018

VR training puts police officers in the virtual line of fire

"APEX Officer worked with dozens of police departments in California to inform its solution, and a couple of departments will be using its platform as part of their training in 2019, Chase Dittmer, APEX Officer CEO, said."

by GCN March 29th, 2018

Apex Officer Showcases their VR Police training simulator in Cedar Rapids

"Chase Dittmer presents APEX Officer's virtual reality training simulator for police officers and law enforcement agencies, during NewBoCo’s Iowa Startup Accelerator Launch Day at the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017."

by Matthew Patane - The Gazette on December 8th, 2017

Virtual reality startup is helping police and military in training scenarios

"A virtual reality startup from Cedar Rapids, Iowa is working with military and law enforcement agencies to create VR training scenarios. APEX Officer has crafted a number of different simulations for police and military to practice realistic and dangerous scenarios."

by Nicolas Waddell on September 7th, 2017

Virtual Reality simulations aid police, military, business training

"Cedar Rapids based virtual reality company APEX Officer creates training simulations for military and law enforcement agencies. It gives the trainee a realistic look into a dangerous situation. APEX Officer has worked with a number of law enforcement agencies in Iowa."

by Brea Love - KCRG on September 5th, 2017

The origins

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Where it started

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Attracting users

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Hiring the 2 guys

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Time to take over the world

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Why time tracking

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Getting investment

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It's party time

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To Mars and beyond

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Experience the power of Apex Officer's VR police and law enforcement training simulator.