New Training Simulator Available to Wisconsin Police Officers

Wisconsin police officers can now train with the top VR simulator installed at NWTC.

New virtual reality training simulators are now available to police officers in the state of Wisconsin and are providing trainees with the enhanced skills and experience needed to perform under high stress situations.


Apex Officer, the leading provider of VR training simulators for law enforcement, military, and first responders has announced that Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has installed the Apex Officer virtual reality training simulator in the NWTC Public Safety Training Center.

Founded in 1912, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is a nationally-recognized, two-year public college, serving nearly 27,000 individuals annually. With a focus on student success and the economic vitality of their communities, NWTC transforms, strengthens, and inspires the people of northeast Wisconsin and beyond. NWTC is committed to providing all learners with the highest-quality, high technology education to improve their quality of life.

VR Training Simulator Wisconsin Police Officers

With the national focus on improving the quality of use of force training for law enforcement officers, the NWTC Public Safety Training Center saw an opportunity to implement futuristic and innovative law enforcement training simulators in the classroom that will aid the development of Wisconsin's future police officers. Additionally, NWTC Public Safety Training Center provides in-service training to Wisconsin police officers and Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) Certified Instructors.

The Apex Officer VR training simulator improves law enforcement officer’s decision making in high-pressure situations by placing trainees into immersive 3D training environments and experiences. The Apex Officer system can be used to help students develop a foundation of positive community policing, de-escalation, use of force, and implicit bias skills prior to joining a law enforcement agency. Effective policing is an acquired skill that requires repeated exposure with experience to improve skills and confidence.

NWTC Public Safety Program recently stated, "We are proud to offer the latest in training practices here on campus for our students, recruits and area public safety partners. This virtual reality system from Apex Officer is absolutely amazing and has countless scenarios where officers can be placed in to work on their decision making skills."

NWTC Public Safety Training Center and Facilities

Housing high-tech tools and scenario-based training opportunities, the NWTC Public Safety Training Center is the place where police and corrections officers, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and other specialists can practice making appropriate decisions in simulated, life-threatening, situations.  Departments can also rent the facilities to coordinate their own training.

"Mr. Nishimoto and Mr. Walter's testing out the new virtual reality system for training our Criminal Justice and Jail Academy students." - NWTC

NWTC provides law enforcement training in the areas of:

  • Law Enforcement Academy
  • Administration & Leadership
  • Community Policing
  • Gangs
  • Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) Instructor Classes
  • Investigations
  • Patrol/Tactical Operations

NWTC provides corrections officer training in the areas of:

  • Jail Academy
  • Inmate Grievances & Manipulations
  • Contraband & Searches
  • Crisis Intervention & Emergency Response
  • Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
  • Mental Health & Substance Abuse
  • Transportation of Inmates

"With many law enforcement agencies and academies not having access to high-end training for their trainees and students, it was an impactful decision to provide students in the Criminal Justice Program with the best training tool available," said Chase Dittmer. "As the future of law enforcement in Wisconsin, NWTC students will have a training platform that was designed in the field with law enforcement for law enforcement, that will help save lives and positively impact Wisconsin communities."

Conclusion

If you're a law enforcement officer or interested in becoming a law enforcement in the state of Wisconsin, you should plan a trip to Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. The NWTC Public Safety Training Center is next a level educational and training facility. NWTC is leading the way in training officers not only in the state of Wisconsin, but in the United States as well.

About the Author

John Carter
Community and Engagement Manager

Community and Engagement Manager at Apex Officer