Alabama Police Department Launches Virtual Reality Training

Alabama police officers are improving their training methods with Apex Officer.

Opelika Police Department's recent installation of Apex Officer's VR training system solidifies them as the first law enforcement agency in the state of Alabama to use virtual reality for training their police officers.

Opelika Police Officer Straps into the Apex Officer VR Training System Before a Training Scenario
Opelika Police Officer Straps into the Apex Officer VR Training System Before a Training Scenario

Opelika Police Department is First in Alabama to Implement Virtual Reality Training

Opelika, Alabama, police officers are now able to practice for real-life scenarios using virtual reality technology. The Opelika Police Department becomes the first law enforcement agency in the state of Alabama to use virtual reality training technology from Apex Officer, a company based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The technology will allow officers to put on a special headset and interact with a virtual world that is a near-exact replica of a real-life environment.

Learn more about how Opelika Police Department utilizes the Apex Officer simulator in the Opelika PD x Apex Officer Case Study.

Opelika Police Department Implements VR Training Simulator by Apex Officer
Opelika Police Department Implements VR Training Simulator by Apex Officer

In a recent video published on Opelika Police Department's official page, OPD stated, "The Opelika Police Department is rolling out their new virtual reality training simulator, Apex Officer. We are the first department in the state to receive this immersive system which will allow our officers to receive individualized training in real-life interactive situations. Instructors can choose from countless scenarios, speak directly to the officer and be able to provide immediate feedback. Not only will this help with internal training, but it will also improve our hiring process by allowing OPD to see how potential hires will respond to unpredictable situations."

The technology is a step above the current projection-based simulators being used in the state and throughout the country because officers can actually learn how to react to their surroundings while being immersed in a virtual world. For example, if officers have to confront a suspect or a suspect's family member, they'll be able to experience a virtual reality scenario where they can talk to the suspect and get a read on the person's body language. Officials say the technology will be used to train officers on current situations and also to help them prepare for the future.

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed learning more about the Opelika Police Department's recent installation of the Apex Officer VR training system. We are excited to see how Apex Officer can be used to help police and other first responders across the country! Contact us today to request a demo. If your law enforcement agency is considering adopting Apex Officer or is in the market for a new training tool for use in your training program, please contact our procurement team or request a product demonstration today. One of our talented Apex Officer product representatives will contact you directly and discuss how Apex Officer can help your officers train more efficiently.

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Alex Oliver
Customer Success

Alex Oliver is the Customer Success Manager at Apex Officer