Police Simulation Training

Training That Advances Performance

VirTra helps prepare law enforcement officers for real-life incidents so they can return home safely after each shift. Each real-world, de-escalation and judgmental use of force training simulator has surreal scenarios that provide an in-depth look into human performance. The demands on law enforcement to make critical decisions in tense, uncertain and rapidly evolving situations require that the human performance aspect of cognitive neuroscience and human physiology are taken into account as part of the police training methodology.

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

Each law enforcement training simulator is equipped with V-VICTA®—Virtual Interactive Coursework Training Academy—which delivers the only nationally-certified simulation curriculum for law enforcement training. These assets are designed to teach, train, test and sustain law enforcement officers. The program’s certified curriculum and interactive coursework are developed exclusively with nationally-recognized partnerships for maximum training both inside and out of the police simulator.

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, Camden PD, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Australian Border Force and many more worldwide.

De-Escalation and Judgmental Use of Force

Training Scenarios in Action

Showcased below are a few sample videos of actual VirTra police training simulation scenarios. We prove our training value with actual video, rather than just description. Watch as trainees engage in a wide variety of science-based police training scenarios, including: active shooter, de-escalation and judgmental use of force.

  • Active Shooter

  • De-Escalation

  • Use of Force

  • Skill Drills

  • Low Light

Additional Law Enforcement Training

Scenarios Include

  • Active Threat / Active Killer
  • Autism Awareness
  • Ambush
  • Corrections
  • Courtroom Security
  • COVID-19 Interactions
  • De-Escalation
  • Dog Encounter
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotionally Disturbed Person (EDP)
  • High-Risk Entry
  • High-Risk Vehicle Stop
  • Hostage Situation
  • Human Factors
  • Mental Health Events
  • Multi-Incident
  • Protesters and Rioters
  • Skill Drill
  • Suicidal Subject
  • Suspect Contact
  • Suspicious Subject
  • TASER Training
  • Traffic Stop
  • Under Cover

Law Enforcement Training Scenarios

Extensive Branching Options

Real life events are rarely simple, which is why VirTra designed each training scenario to be complex. Through extensive branching options, each scenario can unfold based on the decisions made by the instructor or trainee. This ability allows a team’s resilience and accuracy to be tested repeatedly with consistent training throughout.

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

A critical element of any police training regimen is the debrief. Through VirTra’s virtual training simulations, instructors have the ability to pause the scenario mid-scene or wait until scenario completion before reviewing the trainee’s performance. Simulation debriefing abilities include overlaying actions on the scenario, such as the exact time and location of the trainee’s shot. Instructors are also provided resources to improve report writing, maximizing training outside of the training simulator.

Todd Brophy Testimonial

Todd Brophy

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.