Training Simulator for Criminal Justice Programs

Criminal Justice Programs are using VR simulators to enhance their training programs.

Apex Officer's virtual reality training simulator is the gold standard for criminal justice programs and police academies across the country.

High school criminal justice programs across the country are turning to Apex Officer’s VR training simulator for a more accurate version of police training and experience building for future officers. Virtual reality is revolutizing simulation training and criminal justice programs finally have a new technology, you can’t afford to be behind. Don’t waste your time and resources on simulators that don't meet expectations. Apex Officer's training content is superior and your police force will love the way it immerses them in the training scenarios alongside various people with different backgrounds that could commit varying crimes.

VR Training Simulators for Criminal Justice Training Programs Overview

Police officers must be able to handle high-stress situations. They also need to be aware of the law and the correct way to enforce it. VR training simulators can help prepare future police officers for the challenges they may face on the job. Police academies use VR training simulators to teach recruits how to handle dangerous situations. These simulators can create a realistic environment, complete with sound and motion, that helps recruits learn how to react in a variety of scenarios. VR training simulators are also being used in criminal justice programs at technical high schools. These simulators can help young people learn about the criminal justice system and how to respond to different types of situations.

Criminal Justice Programs Training Statistics

Over the years, Apex Officer customers have reported the following criminal justice program performance improvements:

  • 198% Increase in Training Effectiveness
  • 262% Increase in Hours Spent Voluntarily Training
  • 344% Increase in Police Academy Enrollment

SIU Criminology and Criminal Justice Program Welcomes New VR Training Simulator: Apex Officer

In a recent press release from SIU Criminology and Criminal Justice Program:

Coming soon to SIU Criminology and Criminal Justice: A Virtual Reality Lab. Today, Prof. Giblin, MA students Sam Barnhart and Jamie Stephens, and SIU DPS  personnel Cpl. Keith, Lt. House, and Ofc. Cox used our new Apex Officer VR system for the first time.  We look forward to sharing with students, agency partners, and others over the coming months. Thank you to the SIU Foundation and SIU College of Health & Human Sciences for your generous support.

 SIU DPS  personnel Cpl. Keith, Lt. House, and Ofc. Cox used our new Apex Officer VR system for the first time.
SIU DPS  personnel Cpl. Keith, Lt. House, and Ofc. Cox used our new Apex Officer VR system for the first time.

Criminal Justice Programs Training Content

The Apex Officer team works closely with our criminal justice partners to ensure our  content is superior in quality, realism, immersion, and relevance. With feedback from our criminal justice partners and subject matter experts, our software developers are able to create intense, realistic scenarios, which are displayed using the best VR technology.

Criminal Justice Training Scenarios

Criminal justice training programs are using Apex Officer's training simulator to prepare and train their students for the following situations and scenarios:

Student utilizes SIU Carbondale's Apex Officer simulator in their new VR training lab.
Student utilizes SIU Carbondale's Apex Officer simulator in their new VR training lab.

Criminal Justice Programs Benefit from the Use of Virtual Reality Training Simulators

Even though virtual reality (VR) has been around since the 1960s, it's only been in the last few years that it's been utilized as a training tool in the Criminal Justice field. As technology has advanced, and VR headsets have become more affordable and consumer-friendly, law enforcement and criminal justice programs across the country have begun to utilize this technology to enhance their training programs.

The idea behind using this technology for training is that it provides an immersive experience for the trainee. It is believed that the more realistic the training becomes, the better prepared the trainee will be. Before VR training simulators were developed, police training was primarily focused on classroom learning, which is important, but it is not as effective as putting trainees into an experience that is as close as possible to a real-life situation. And that is what virtual reality training simulators do, as they allow trainees to enter a virtual world that is similar to the real world, but in which they are able to control the outcome and have to make decisions.

Criminal Justice Programs Case Studies

Learn more about how the Apex Officer criminal justice training simulator is currently being used by criminal justice programs across the country:


In conclusion, VR training simulators provide police academies and criminal justice programs with a safe, cost-effective, and efficient way to train future police officers, while also improving their decision-making skills, teamwork, and overall confidence. With the continued development of VR technology like Apex Officer, it is likely that police academies and criminal justice programs will continue to adopt this training method in the future. If you are interested in bringing Apex Officer to your criminal justice program, we have Apex Officer product experts here to help you. All you have to do to get started is to complete the request a demo form and an Apex Officer team member will assist you.

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Carey Rhodes
Marketing Manager

Marketing Manger at Apex Officer