New Training Methods for Cincinnati Police Officers in 2021

A new year means new training methods for Cincinnati Police Officers.

Jasmine Taylor
January 25, 2021

Apex Officer, the leading provider of VR training simulators for law enforcement, military, and first responders has announced that Cincinnati Police Academy has installed the Apex Officer virtual reality training simulator.

View full story on Apex Officer's press release: Cincinnati Police Academy Unveils VR Training Simulator

The Cincinnati Police Department is an award-winning, nationally-recognized law enforcement agency that uses evidence-based policing, intelligence-driven strategies, community involvement and technology to make Cincinnati one of the safest cities in Ohio. Cincinnati Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency for the City of Cincinnati and provides a full range of police services to 52 diverse neighborhoods.  The Department currently maintains approximately 1000 sworn officers and 125 civilian employees.

With the national focus on de-escalation and improving police training, the Cincinnati Police Department and Cincinnati Police Academy saw an opportunity to better prepare its officers with training equipment designed to improve decision making in high-pressure situations.

Cincinnati Police Academy Instructor Using Apex Officer's VR Simulator

With the help of a generous donation by the Cincinnati Blue Line Foundation and Hatton Foundation, Cincinnati Police Academy is leading the way in progressive police training policies in the state of Ohio.

The Apex Officer content library is based on real-life incidents and is professionally produced with content that is carefully vetted by subject matter experts to rigorously test critical thinking skills, firearms skills under pressure, and psychological responses to the stresses of life-like situations.

Learn more about how the Cincinnati Police Academy utilizes their VR training simulator by reading the Cincinnati Police Academy Case Study.


About Apex Officer

Apex Officer is the leading provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, Defense, first responders, and educational markets. Apex Officer's proprietary technologies, software, and scenarios provide intense virtual reality training for de-escalation, judgmental use-of-force, marksmanship, crisis intervention, and related training that mimics real-world situations. Apex Officer’s mission is to use 21st-century technology to solve long-standing problems in policing and public safety.

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Jasmine Taylor

Jasmine Taylor is a journalist focused on public safety, policing, and local government news.