Active Shooter Training Simulator

Active shooter training simulator for police officers and law enforcement agencies.

Active shooter and mass shooting are terms used to describe situations in which a person or group of people open fire on others, typically with the goal of killing as many people as possible. This type of violence has made headlines across the United States in recent years, with incidents involving schools, workplaces, and other public places. While no two incidents are alike, researchers have compiled a comprehensive resource of active shooter and mass shooting facts and statistics.

Recent national tragedies remind us that the risk is real. In many cases, active shooter incidents can be unpredictable in nature and can evolve quickly. Taking a few steps now can help you react quickly when every second counts.

Congress defines the term "active shooter" as an individual who is engaged in killing or attempting to kill persons with a firearm in a populated area and who is determined to pose an active, imminent threat to people in that populated area.

Active Shooter Training Need

The frequency of active shooter incidents has increased in recent years around the country, and these incidents have affected numerous places where citizens congregate, such as schools, workplaces, places of worship, shopping malls, public meetings, and movie theaters. Unfortunately, these active shooter events highlight the need to reduce the risk of active shooter incidents while improving preparedness and strengthening ongoing efforts intended to prevent future occurrences.

Active Shooter Training Simulator

Apex Officer's active shooter training simulator for police and law enforcement is viewed as one of the best VR training simulators by law enforcement agencies throughout the country. Apex Officer's VR police training simulator features the latest and greatest combination of virtual reality and law enforcement training technology and simulations. The Apex Officer Active Shooter training simulator comes with the following equipment:

  1. Virtual Reality Head Mounted Display
  2. Apex Arsenal - VR Training Accessories
  3. High Performance VR-Ready Workstation
  4. Windows 10 x 64-Bit Operating System
  5. Apex Haptics - Haptic Feedback Suit
  6. Dynamic Scenario Generator
  7. After Action Debriefing
  8. Advanced Officer Analytics
  9. Apex Wireless - Wireless Tracking Technology
  10. Apex Vitals - Proprietary Heart-Rate Monitoring System
  11. Instructor/Operator Laptop and Workstation
  12. Apex Officer Content Library - 1000+ Training Scenarios
  13. Apex University - Train the Trainer Course
  14. Apex Officer Reports - Training and Compliance Reports
  15. Apex Officer Support - 24/7 Customer and Technical Support
  16. Apex Officer Updates - Weekly Content Library Updates
  17. And Much More

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Why do police officers need to prepare for active shooter incidents?

Active shooter situations are dynamic and quickly evolve. Often, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the aggressive action of a shooter to mitigate harm to potential victims.

Active Shooter Facts

  • 160 Active Shooter incidents occurred between 2000 and 2013
  • Shootings occurred in 40 of 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  • The 160 incidents resulted in 1,043 casualties: 486 killed and 557 wounded, not including the shooter.
  • Approximately 60 percent of the incidents ended before police arrived.
  • In 45 of the 160 (28.1 percent) incidents, law enforcement had to engage the shooter to end the threat. In 21 of those 45 (46.7 percent) instances, law enforcement suffered casualties with nine killed and 28 wounded.
  • Active shooter incidents occurred most frequently in areas of commerce (46 percent), followed by educational environments (24 percent), and government properties (ten percent).

Comprehensive list of Active Shooter Facts and Statistics.

How does Apex Officer prepare police officers for active shooter situations?

In a spontaneously occurring active threat situation, survival and success depends on immediate action. Apex Officer’s active shooter simulator teaches police officers 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 first responder to immediately recall vital tactics under stress.

Related Active Shooter Content

Run Hide Fight - Surviving an Active Shooter Event (video)

How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Incident (pdf)

Active Shooter: How to Respond Educational Booklet (pdf)

Active Shooter Event Quick Reference Guide (pdf)

Campus Safety - Active Shooter Training Guide (webpage)

About the Author

Alex Oliver
Customer Success

Alex Oliver is the Customer Success Manager at Apex Officer