Virtual Reality Training Preparing the Future Law Enforcement Officers in Ohio

Stebbins High School Criminal Justice Program utilizes Apex Officer's virtual reality training system to train the future police officers in the state of Ohio.

Carey Rhodes
January 15, 2021

Virtual Reality Training Positively Preparing the Future Law Enforcement Officers in Ohio

Apex Officer provides an immersive de-escalation, use of force, and crisis intervention situations in a safe, immersive, and controlled environment for law enforcement, and for the education sector. 

Apex Officer, the leading provider of training simulators for law enforcement, military, and first responders has announced that Stebbins High School, in Ohio has installed the Apex Officer virtual reality training simulator.

Stebbins Career Technology Education programs have connected thousands of students to hands-on-learning. Stebbins High School Criminal Justice course allows students to navigate the criminal justice system in a two-year program that focuses on police, corrections, and security officers’ careers. With the national focus on de-escalation and use of force police training, the Criminal Justice Program saw an opportunity to implement modern law enforcement training and prepare future officers. For the current school year, the criminal justice program planned to redesign and modernize its criminal justice center by providing its students with the Apex Officer virtual reality simulator.

Case Study: Stebbins Criminal Justice Program Installs Apex Officer

The Apex Officer training simulator improves police and law enforcement officer’s decision making in high-pressure situations by placing trainees into immersive three-dimensional environments. The Stebbins High School Criminal Justice Program chose to include the Apex Officer X2 Pro Training simulator as a major component of its program for criminal justice students. This will allow students to set a foundation of positive community policing, de-escalation, use of force, and implicit bias skills before beginning their law enforcement careers. 

Criminal Justice Students Training Using Apex Officer Virtual Reality Training Platform
Criminal Justice Students Training Using Apex Officer Virtual Reality Training Platform

"Having students who are interested in law enforcement careers utilize the simulator will increase their decision-making skills when they are officers. As the future of law enforcement, it is important to provide them with the best training and tools available," said Chase Dittmer, CEO of Apex Officer. "Outdated technology prevents law enforcement agencies from training effectively. Our training platform was designed in the field with law enforcement, most importantly, to save the lives of law enforcement officers and the civilians they have sworn to protect. "

Stebbins High School will also utilize the Apex Officer training system as a tool for continued training for specially trained teachers. Specially trained teachers in the school district act as first responders in active shooter situations. All specially trained are effectively trained in this is critical for the safety of students and faculty. An educated staff turns the first response into an immediate response. 

“As the variety and type of threats to law enforcement and citizens alike continue to grow, many citizens and police officers are looking towards innovative technology to better train their law enforcement personnel safely and realistically,” said Chase Dittmer. “The Apex Officer will add to the education of Stebbins High School teacher’s response, this education, even if unused, serves to better the mental health of the teachers, students, and parents alike.” 

The Apex Officer X2 Pro training system simulates an infinite number of different training scenarios that can convey body language and other non-verbal threat cues that are a crucial part of progressive judgmental use of force training. The Apex Officer training simulator utilizes virtual reality technology and offers an immersive 360-degree view and includes peripheral vision and training tools that closely match those used in the field to enhance the transferability of the training to real-life scenarios.

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, weapons skills under pressure, and psychological responses to the stresses of life-like situations. 


About Apex Officer

Apex Officer is a provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, Defense, first responders, and educational markets. The company’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. Apex Officer is one of the top companies to work for in Las Vegas and features one of the best internship opportunities in Las Vegas.

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Carey Rhodes

Carey Rhodes is a journalist, marketing manager, and digital marketing strategist.