Westfield Police Officers Welcome New VR Training Methods

State Senator John Velis presented Westfield Police Dept with a check to purchase a new VR simulator

Las Vegas, NV – Apex Officer, the leading provider of training simulators for law enforcement, military, and first responders. Has announced today that Westfield Police Department has purchased the Apex Officer virtual reality training simulator.

Westfield Police Department Presented with State Funds to Purchase New Apex Officer Simulator

State Senator John Velis stands with Westfield Mayor Michael McCabe (L) and Westfield Police Chief Lawrence Valliere as they hold a check from the state that will enable the Westfield police department to purchase and install an Apex Officer virtual Reality police training simulator.

“At the end of the day, this funding is about making Westfield an even safer place for our residents and police officers. Smaller departments, like Westfield, typically don’t have access to this level of technology. I am extremely proud to have secured this funding for the Department during the FY’22 budget process,” said Senator Velis.

According to Velis’ office, the simulator will enhance officers’ ability to prepare for real-life situations and provide them with feedback on how they performed. A virtual environment provides officers with the opportunity to learn de-escalation techniques, respond to shooters, conduct building checks, and deal with domestic violence calls.

Apex Officer is a Revolutionary Police Training Simulator

"Apex Officer is a game-changer for training technology and is transforming the face of law enforcement," said Chase Dittmer, President, and CEO of Apex Officer. "Outdated technology prevents law enforcement agencies from training effectively. The Apex Officer training platform was designed in the field with law enforcement, most importantly, to save the lives of law enforcement officers and the civilians they have sworn to protect.”

Apex Officer Provides Massachusetts Police Officers With Unprecedented Training Opportunities

Apex Officer is changing the way training is accomplished by police departments. The Apex Officer X2 - Pro Training System can simulate an infinite number of different training scenarios that can convey body language and other non-verbal threat cues that are crucial for progressive judgmental use of force training. The Apex Officer training simulator utilizes virtual reality technology and offers an immersive 360-degree view, and includes peripheral vision and training tools that closely match those used in the field to enhance the transferability of the training to real-life scenarios.

Apex Officer helps law enforcement officers learn new skills to stay sharp and improve their skills. It’s available at a low cost, which means more officers can attend training sessions. Each training scenario in the Apex Officer content library is based on real-life incidents and is professionally produced with content that is carefully vetted by subject matter experts to rigorously test critical thinking skills, weapons skills under pressure, and psychological responses to the stresses of life-like situations.


If you are looking for an effective, yet affordable way to train your law enforcement officers, Apex Officer can help. With years of virtual reality experience, the Apex Officer team is committed to providing the most effective training possible. If you found this piece of content interesting, you can learn more about why police departments are turning to Apex Officer's training simulator to save time and resources. If you are interested in virtual reality training simulations, Apex Officer is a perfect match. To learn more about Apex Officer and schedule an interactive product demonstration, interested agencies can visit our Request a Demo page and get started today, for free.

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John Carter
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Community and Engagement Manager at Apex Officer