Training Changes for New Jersey Police Officers in 2022

Law Enforcement agencies in New Jersey prepare for 2022 with Apex Officer's VR training simulator.

One way to make training more effective is to make it hands-on. Virtual reality training let's officers train in a realistic environment without the risks of real-world training. What's more, the training could happen anywhere. Law enforcement officers in New Jersey can now use Apex Officer's VR simulator to train for real-life situations.

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 New Jersey and are bringing the Apex Officer virtual reality training simulator to meet the evolving training needs in 2022.


2022 Brings New Training for Police Officers in New Jersey

With the national focus on de-escalation and improving use of force training, law enforcement agencies across the state of New Jersey and Apex Officer saw an opportunity to better prepare New Jersey's law enforcement officers with training equipment designed to improve decision making in high-pressure situations. After significant research on the various training options, New Jersey police departments are choosing to include the Apex Officer judgmental use of force simulator as a significant component of their training program.

New Jersey Law Enforcement Agencies Prepare for 2022 with Apex Officer's VR Training Simulator

The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Situational Training and Response Simulator, also known as the STARS Facility, located in Freehold, is a premier training facility used by our public safety partners in Monmouth County and throughout the State of New Jersey. The facility provides de-escalation training for Basic Police Recruits to Veteran Police Officers.

New Jersey Police Officer Suits Up for VR Training Scenario at Monmouth County's STARS Facility
New Jersey Police Officer Suits Up for VR Training Scenario at Monmouth County's STARS Facility

The STARS Facility is known to be ahead of the curve when it comes to law enforcement training and their recent acquisition of the Apex Officer VR training simulator and platform is another great example.

“The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office are once again providing the highest quality training and resources to our local law enforcement officers through the state-of-the-art Apex Officer training program,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone. “The Apex Officer training program is an innovative way to prepare our officers for scenarios they may encounter in the field. I commend Sheriff Shaun Golden and Acting Prosecutor Lori Linskey for spearheading this program.”


Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office First In NJ To Use The Latest High Tech Virtual Reality Training For Officers

In a recent media event, Sheriff Shaun Golden announced the latest state of the art virtual reality platform that the Monmouth County Police Academy is now using to train members of law enforcement.  This high tech equipment which includes head mounted gear, along with accessories, is designed to improve and enhance police response during crisis situations.

Sheriff Shaun Golden announced the latest state of the art virtual reality platform that the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Shaun Golden announced the latest state of the art virtual reality platform that the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office



“The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office is in the forefront when it comes to cutting edge technology, and, it is our priority that members of law enforcement receive the highest level of training possible,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “We are proud to be the first to deploy this new virtual reality innovative training equipment in NJ, which is aimed to ensure officers are performing at their best. It enables officers to develop skills and de-escalation techniques, in a controlled environment, when split second decisions need to be made. ”

Monmouth County Police Academy Will Train All Recruits in 2022 With Virtual Reality

All Monmouth County Police Academy recruits will be trained on the new equipment at the Situational Training And Response Simulator Facility in Freehold, along with officers throughout Monmouth County and beyond. The Monmouth County Sheriff Office remains the only agency in NJ to have a dedicated building for virtual reality and hands on training, with the Apex Officer being its latest initiative. STARS is equipped with two of the Apex Officers. They were purchased through the law enforcement officer trust fund, a grant provided by the State of New Jersey.

Conclusion

Apex Officer is a leader in virtual reality training for law enforcement. We are proud to have been selected to provide our innovative technology to the state of New Jersey and Monmouth County Sheriff's Office. We take pride in our commitment to professionalism, safety, and accuracy. To learn more about Apex Officer’s virtual reality training platform for law enforcement, please schedule your free product demonstration today and prepare for the training changes on the horizon in 2022.

Looking for more resources on how police and law enforcement training will change in 2022? This post by Paulina Tucker on Police Tech News titled How Police Training Will Change in 2022 is a great resource.

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Alex Oliver
Customer Success

Alex Oliver is the Customer Success Manager at Apex Officer