Aurora Police Department Debuts VR Training Simulator on CBS Morning News

CBS News recently visited Aurora Police Department to check out their new VR training system.

What if you could learn how to de-escalate tense situations and calm people down using virtual reality? That's exactly what's happening in Aurora, Illinois with their groundbreaking police training program. It's one of the first of its kind in the state of Illinois.

VR is helping police officers learn how to make life-or-death encounters less dangerous

In a recent segment by CBS News, CBS News correspondent, Kris Van Cleave, recently visited the Aurora Police Department to check out their new virtual reality training simulator. Some of the most stressful situations officers encounter are with individuals who are mentally ill or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They are often unaware of their own strength or even that they are endangering themselves. That's where the virtual reality training comes in.

Police training is an important aspect of law enforcement. It helps keep officers safe and it helps to keep our communities safe. Police training is about much more than learning how to fire a gun. It's also about learning how to de-escalate dangerous situations without using violence. Apex Officer is the most realistic VR training simulator for police officers and law enforcement agencies. Police departments across the country are leading the charge in progressive police training with the help of Apex Officer. Learn more about how Aurora Police Department utilizes the Apex Officer training platform in our most recent case study.

Excitement for VR Law Enforcement Technology

We are excited that virtual reality is being used in law enforcement. The technology used in the simulator is similar to the technology used in by universities and the military, but the application of the technology is different. We are hopeful that this new technology will provide a great opportunity for law enforcement officers to learn how to handle situations more effectively. Police departments, law enforcement training academies, and law enforcement agencies across the state of Illinois are using Apex Officer to better train and prepare their officers. It's also nice to see that the technology can be used to train law enforcement officials who may not be able to get to a real-life training center.


If you are in the market for a new training simulator for your department, you might want to check out the one that the Aurora Police Department just purchased. If you are interested in learning more about Apex Officer and interested in seeing it for yourself, schedule a free product demonstration to get started.

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Alex Oliver
Customer Success

Alex Oliver is the Customer Success Manager at Apex Officer