2021 was the year that everyone got back up on their feet. After a turbulent 2020, VirTra emerged from the pandemic ready to see customers and potential clients in-person for 2021. It has been a busy year filled with trade show attendances, demonstrations, news coverage and obtaining new training partners across the globe.
Below is a list of VirTra’s various accomplishments throughout 2021. Each one is considered a step towards keeping our law enforcement and military members – as well as their communities – safe. While it does not cover every individual step, our most notable achievements are here:
As a company, VirTra is always grateful for annual growth and improvements, as this allows us to continue serving the men and women in uniform – both law enforcement and military – who protect our communities. It is thanks to our clients, employees and shareholders that we are able to provide necessary training to support law enforcement and military members.
VirTra plans to make 2022 its best year yet, focusing on increasing manufacturing capabilities to meet the needs of current clients and prepare for future ones. With upcoming scenarios and curriculum in the works along with products being designed and tested, 2022 looks very promising.
If you would like to start the new year by looking at effective, high-fidelity training, contact a specialist.
In 2020, a staggering 306 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty across the United States. Sadly, this number represents an almost 96% increase compared to the previous year.
As done every year, these names will be engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. These additions bring the total to 22,611 officers who have been killed in the line of duty, and who are forever memorialized there.
To further remember these fallen heroes, individuals, departments and communities alike are invited to participate in National Police Week. This year, from May 9th to May 15th, the NLEOMF—National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund—is hosting a variety of virtual programs and ceremonies. This allows current officers to remain safe while ensuring everyone has a chance to participate.
For those who want to honor these brave officers, in-person events are planned for October 13-17th, which is National Police Weekend, in Washington D.C.
VirTra honors all the local, state and federal peace officers who made the ultimate sacrifice to keep us all safe from harm. To all active and retired first responders, we say: thank you.
VirTra’s mission is to help police officers and citizens return home safely every day. This is why VirTra creates intense, immersive judgmental use of force and de-escalation training solutions that keep both law enforcement and their communities safe and prepared. We are meticulous in assuring every aspect of each scenario, curriculum, recoil kit and electronic device is the highest quality for maximum realism and training. After all, realistic, science-based simulations and better learning methodology should be accessible to all law enforcement.