| With the violence occurring everyday around the country and the world, it is more important than ever that our law enforcement be as prepared as possible to handle any situation that comes their way. The cutting edge training that VirTra provides officers, allows them to experience a multitude of various situations they may encounter in the real world, through virtual training. This training allows them to become familiar with the situations they may encounter, so that they are completely qualified and ready when they actually do in the real world.
The VirTra system is the most advanced training system in the country and should be used by all law enforcement agencies. The amount of training time it takes to become a badge-carrying police officer in many states is not. For example, in North Carolina you only need 620 hours of practice to become a police officer, but 1,528 hours to become a licensed barber. There are endless statistics that prove why this system should be used everyday across the country.
As an officer enters a high-risk situation, their heart rate increases significantly and they may not be able to think clearly. However, if this situation has been practiced over and over again in simulation, they will be able to maintain their heart rate and stay calm; allowing their decisions to be thought out and thorough.
Officers want to be prepared, and VirTra is here to help them. VirTra says, “anyone can make a simulator” but what sets them apart is the full immersive experience that these simulators provide. Officers need extreme realism for the training to feel productive, something the VirTra system prides itself in. VirTra wants to give the public what they want, highly trained police officers, while also meeting the desires of uniformed officers who want better training with the very best technology.
The virtual training covers non-fatal weapons training with virtual tasers, de-escalation techniques using verbal communication, and lethal force training. The 300-degree simulator, the only in the world, makes officers feel like they truly are in reality. It uses recoil kits that allow trainees to use standard issue weapons as well as, feeling “threat-fire” too. The training units are cost effective, just think of the traditional cost of 50 cents per shot versus the virtual trainings’ cost of 1 cent. The VirTra system is something all elected officials should be considering requiring as part of their police force’s mandatory minimum training.
VirTra specializes in de-escalation training, judgmental use of force, and a state of the art firearms training simulator. The use of these training techniques will dramatically improve the situational and scenario awareness of an officer, their critical thinking, communication skills, and decision-making under stress Officers will become better at reading body language and threat cues; while implementing de-escalation techniques that will improve both the public’s and officer’s safety. VirTra’s judgmental use of force scenario exercises utilizes multiple screens with immersive audio engagement for unparalleled virtual reality training and realism. Their leading firearms use of force training simulator plunges you into a realistic setting using professionally trained actors, cutting edge special effects, and content produced by full time subject matter experts.