Michigan Sheriff's Offices Adopt Virtual Training System

Apex Officer is bringing new training to Michigan sheriff's offices.

Virtual Reality (VR) technology already is revolutionizing the flight and pilot training industry, and also many other industries. Additionally, as new VR headsets are coming out, more users are able to experience the opportunities this medium brings.

As the Department of Justice renews its focus on de-escalation training for law enforcement, there is a need for innovative tools and programs to help officers train and improve their de-escalation skills. One of the most promising and innovative solutions is Apex Officer, which enables police officers and sheriff's deputies to engage and interact with virtual characters and practice de-escalation and use of force scenarios.

Sheriff's Offices in Michigan Adopt Virtual Reality Training

Apex Officer, the leading provider of VR training simulators for law enforcement, military, and first responders has announced that they're expanding their footprint in the state of Michigan and are bringing the Apex Officer virtual reality training simulator to sheriff's offices and law enforcement agencies across the state.

"Apex Officer is a game-changer for law enforcement training technology and is transforming the face of law enforcement training in the State of Michigan," said Chase Dittmer, President of Apex Officer. "Outdated training technology is preventing law enforcement agencies across the state of Michigan from training effectively. The Apex Officer training platform was designed in the field with Michigan law enforcement, for law enforcement to save time, money and, most importantly, save the lives of law enforcement officers and the civilians they have sworn to protect. We want to help protect the people that protect us."

Virtual Reality Training Simulator for Michigan Sheriffs

In light of Michigan's recent focus on de-escalation and improving its officers' use of force training techniques, law enforcement agencies across the state have found a way to outdo one another. Using latest technology made available after thorough research, sheriff's offices and correctional institutions in the state of Michigan have begun using Apex Officer's judgmental use of force training simulator.

For example, the Ingham County Sheriff's Office recently implemented the Apex Officer X2 simulator. The Ingham County Sheriff's Office Training Team sets the standard in Law Enforcement and Corrections training through Leadership, Innovation, and a Commitment to Excellence. This goal is achieved through nationally recognized instructors and training courses. The Apex Officer VR training system is being used with the intent to improve their deputies ability to generate voluntary compliance, utilize the tools of interpersonal and strategic communication, identify use of force options, reinforce de-escalation, leadership skills and critical decision making.

The Apex Officer virtual reality training system features a content library that is based on real-life incidents and is professionally produced with content that is carefully vetted by subject matter experts in the state of Michigan to rigorously test critical thinking skills, firearms skills under pressure, and psychological responses to the stresses of life-like situations.

Apex Officer is the Leading VR Training Simulator for Jails and Correctional Facilities

Apex Officer is the top training simulator for jails and training corrections officers and sheriff's deputies. It provides an immersive and realistic experience that helps officers prepare for the challenges they may face on the job. Apex Officer is the most realistic and effective training tool available, and it is trusted by law enforcement agencies across the country. The simulator includes a wide variety of scenarios, from responding to a disturbance in a cell block to escorting a prisoner to court. Sheriff's deputies and corrections officers can practice their skills in a safe and controlled environment, without putting themselves or others at risk. The simulator is also a valuable tool for training new officers, as it can help them learn and master the skills they need to be successful in their career.


Michigan law enforcement agencies can experience the Apex Officer system for themselves today. To learn more about Apex Officer and request a product demonstration, interested agencies can visit our Request a Demo page and get started today, for free. If you would like to speak to someone on our procurement team, an Apex Officer procurement expert can assist you with your request today.


About Apex Officer

Apex Officer is the leading provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, Defense, first responders, and educational markets. Apex Officer's proprietary technologies, software, and scenarios provide intense virtual reality training for de-escalation, judgmental use-of-force, marksmanship, crisis intervention, and related training that mimics real-world situations. Apex Officer’s mission is to use 21st-century technology to solve long-standing problems in policing and public safety.

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John Carter
Community and Engagement Manager

Community and Engagement Manager at Apex Officer