VR Improves Police Training for Ohio Law Enforcement Officers

VR training is being used by Ohio K-12 criminal justice programs, law enforcement academies, & more.

As police departments across the country are focused on improving the quality of their training methods and tactics, law enforcement agencies in the state of Ohio are making major changes. Instead of purchasing an archaic projection-based "shoot or don't shoot" force options simulator, these innovative law enforcement agencies are electing to make a major leap into the future with virtual reality.

Ohio Criminal Justice Programs Utilize VR Training Technology

Virtual reality de-escalation training simulators are being used to provide future police officers in the state of Ohio with the experience and knowledge needed to perform under high-stress situations. Stebbins High School is not only an award-winning high school, but it's also the first career technical school in the state of Ohio to provide criminal justice students with the opportunity to gain law enforcement experience while utilizing immersive virtual reality technology. For over 50 years, the Career Technology Program at Stebbins High School has been helping students find their place in the ever-changing workforce.

Virtual Reality Provides Future Police Officers in Ohio with Real-World Experience
Virtual Reality Provides Future Police Officers in Ohio with Real-World Experience

Interested in learning more about how VR is training Ohio's future law enforcement officers? You can get a better understanding and learn more by checking out the Stebbins High School Criminal Justice Program Case Study.

Ohio Police Academies Benefit From Virtual Reality Simulators

Throughout the nation, the spotlight is focused on de-escalation and improving police training. The Cincinnati Police Department and Cincinnati Police Academy saw an opportunity to better prepare its officers with training equipment designed to improve decision-making in high-pressure situations. As the primary law enforcement agency for the city of Cincinnati and its 52 diverse neighborhoods, Cincinnati Police Department places a lot of value on its officer's training. The Cincinnati Police Department takes pride in continually advancing and encouraging innovative strategies to prevent crime. After significant research on the various training options and solutions, the Cincinnati Police Academy chose to include the Apex Officer judgmental use of force and de-escalation simulator as a significant component of its training program.

Police Officer in Ohio runs through VR Training Scenario at the Cincinnati Police Academy
Police Officer in Ohio runs through VR Training Scenario at the Cincinnati Police Academy

If you're interested in more information about Cincinnati Police Academy and its innovative training methods. You can learn more about how the Cincinnati Police Academy utilizes its VR training simulator by reading the Cincinnati Police Academy Case Study.

"Apex Officer's virtual reality technology is a game-changer for police training and is transforming the face of law enforcement," said Chase Dittmer, President of Apex Officer. "Outdated training methods and technology are preventing law enforcement training academies and criminal justice programs agencies across the country from training effectively. The Apex Officer training platform was designed in the field with 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."

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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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