TEMPE, Ariz. – February 11, 2019 – VirTra, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTSI), a global provider of training simulators for law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets, has officially launched a new, certified curriculum called High Risk Vehicle Stop (HRVS) under the company’s VirTra-Virtual Interactive Coursework Training Academy™ (V-VICTA). HRVS enables law enforcement agencies to effectively teach, train, test and sustain departmental training requirements. This new and nationally accredited coursework, when combined with the new VirTra Virtual Instructor™ (V-VI) and training scenarios, empowers training departments with immediate training program improvements.
“We launched V-VICTA last fall after years of researching the science of training and assimilating the expertise of our strategic partners and the collective experience of our subject matter experts (SME),” said Lon Bartel, VirTra Senior SME. “HRVS is the latest addition to this certified curriculum, which we believe not only provides the best possible training to law enforcement, but does so in an intuitive and user-friendly manner.”
The HRVS training scenarios leverage new technology that combines real assets such as a vehicle with virtual, scenario-based training. HRVS also includes six and a half hours of curriculum that law enforcement departments can use to safely train for situations that can be difficult to reproduce in other mediums. Branching technology enables trainers to change and manipulate the scene for different outcomes. In these scenarios, trainees can engage multiple assailants from a variety of training points. The combined format allows and encourages short, high-intensity training scenarios, which are uniquely efficient and effective.
Due to complications that arise from roleplaying, traditional means of high-risk vehicle stop training can be labor and resource intensive. VirTra’s HRVS solution provides a safer, more economical, and more efficient alternative to current training methods. When an agency uses the HRVS curriculum, VirTra first provides relevant materials to conduct a classroom overview on the subject, and trainees then engage in dynamic simulation training built around HRVS. As with all V-VICTA coursework, the HRVS classroom materials are provided free of charge to law enforcement agencies with current support plans, using VirTra’s simulators.
Current Law Enforcement training requires each U.S. state to provide certified training for its departments. The newest additions to V-VICTA offer more than 29 hours of IADELST certified content for a variety of training, including Contact and Cover concepts, Human Factors in Force Encounters, Axon® TASER® Targeting, and now High-Risk Vehicle Stops. Additionally, law enforcement agencies that use VirTra’s V-Author™ custom training tool now have the ability to add new characters, props, video transitions, new and dynamic assets and panoramic scenes to their existing system.
In addition to these new features, VirTra also added a new scenario that mirrors the interior of a squad vehicle and allows officers to train from either the driver’s or the passenger’s perspective. This new scenario enables officers to practice proper muzzle discipline from either a seated position inside the vehicle or from a standing position behind it, while inside the VirTra simulator. Officers can then walk a subject through the various steps of a HRVS in a setting that feels realistic but is reviewable, repeatable and ensures the safety of both the officer and subject.
For more information about adding the newly released V-VICTA scenarios and simulators into your current VirTra training system, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VirTra is a global provider of training simulators for law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets. The Company’s patented technologies, software, and scenarios provide intense training for de-escalation, judgmental use-of-force, marksmanship and related training that mimics real-world situations. VirTra’s mission is to save and improve lives worldwide through realistic and highly-effective virtual reality and simulator technology. Learn more about the company at www.VirTra.com.
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