Police Simulator Training
Training That Advances Performance
Research on how to best use law enforcement simulation technology is taken into account within what VirTra does. Training scenarios are filmed in superior quality and contain the full fidelity of real actors—thus eliminating ‘video game’ training. VirTra’s extensive branching options further increase the realism by allowing scenarios to unfold based on the instructor, trainee or team’s decisions.
Certified Training Curriculum
Teach, Train, Test and Sustain
VirTra’s constant improvements, evolution and intensity of new training products and tech stem from our clientele feedback and involvement, including U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, FLETC, Utah Attorney General’s Office, Denver PD, Dallas PD, Inglewood PD, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Australian Border Force and many more worldwide.
De-Escalation and Judgmental Use of Force
Training Scenarios in Action
De-EscalationDe-Escalation: When approaching a tense scene, it can be challenging to diffuse the situation. Officers can prepare by building effective communication skills, calling for additional resources and practicing de-escalation tactics through simulation training.
Use of ForceUse of Force: Seconds matter in potentially explosive situations. Use of Force scenarios allow participants to practice making crucial decisions as the instructor selects branching options to escalate or deescalate the situation.
Mental IllnessOfficers who train with VirTra’s simulators learn how to verbally de-escalate, recognize and respond properly to mental illness and practice different branches of scenarios.
Skill DrillsSkill Drills: Through skill builder drills, trainees can learn the basics, review the essentials or try more advanced training events—such as TASER Targeting and Stop Time—which are based on research done by the Force Science Institute.
Low LightAs many as 77% of police shootings are believed to occur under some degree of diminished lighting. Judgmental use of force training helps officers learn to search for, control and apprehend suspects in low lighting.
Additional Law Enforcement Use of Force & De-Escalation Training
Police Simulator Training Scenarios Include
- Active Threat / Active Killer
- Courtroom Security
- Dog Encounters
- Domestic Violence
- Emotionally Disturbed Person (EDP)
- High-Risk Entry
- High-Risk Vehicle Stops
- Hostage Situation
- Human Factors in Force Encounters
- Skill Drill
- Suicidal Subject
- Suspect Contact
- Suspicious Subject
- Traffic Stop
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Under Cover
Law Enforcement Training Scenarios
Extensive Branching Options
These scenarios are designed to teach critical concepts, such as: officer presence, communication skills, verbal and non-verbal cues, de-escalation, less-lethal, use of force and more.
Debrief / After-Action Review
Training Specialist and Use of Force Expert
What made us choose VirTra was the options it had that would enhance what we were currently doing. We saw there was a lot more application, more realism and opportunity to integrate some of the stuff we saw coming related to the force option from verbal de-escalation all the way through lethal force.