VR is Latest Innovation in Corrections Officer Training

Apex Officer launches a new VR training simulator for corrections officers and correctional facilities.

Jasmine Taylor
January 15, 2021

Virtual Reality is the Latest Innovation in Corrections Officer Training

With Apex Officer’s virtual reality correctional officer training simulator, corrections officers, detention deputies, and law enforcement agencies can prepare for thousands of different correctional facility incidents, in a safe, immersive, and controlled environment.

Apex Officer, an international provider of virtual reality training simulators for the police, law enforcement, military, first responder, commercial and educational markets, has announced that they’re officially launching their virtual reality correction officer training simulator.

Apex Officer is providing correction officers, correctional facilities and law enforcement agencies with the opportunity to experience the newest technological revelation in training: virtual reality. Correction officers, correctional facilities and law enforcement agencies are taking advantage of virtual reality technology such as Apex Officer so that officers can accumulate thousands of training situations in both a safe and controlled environment.

“Correctional facilities are looking towards innovative technology to prepare correction officers and detention deputies in a safe and cost-effective manner,” said Chase Dittmer, chairman, and CEO of Apex Officer. “Due to the increasing prison population, the demand for well-trained correction officers is extremely high. Correctional officers and inmates’ safety is threatened by the lack of resources provided for adequate training.”

Apex Officer Launches Corrections Officer Training Simulator
Apex Officer Launches Corrections Officer Training Simulator

The Apex Officer Corrections Officer Training virtual reality 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 use of force and correctional officer 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 line of duty to enhance the transferability of the training to real-life scenarios.

The feedback from correctional facilities has been phenomenal. For example, Douglas County Corrections Director Michael Myers, had this to say about their new Apex Officer Corrections Training Simulator, "thank you guys for talking me out of the other machine and going with Apex Officer. This really draws you in and is dynamic!"


“Our training platform was designed in the field with law enforcement professionals, for correctional facilities to save time, money and, most importantly, the safety of correction officers and the inmates they protect.,” said Chase Dittmer, chairman, and CEO of Apex Officer. “The goal of this platform is to reduce the number of prison incidents by equipping correctional facilities and correction officers with the latest life-saving, virtual reality corrections officer training. Apex Officer’s virtual reality training platform is improving the standards of training for law enforcement.”

About Apex Officer

Apex Officer is an international provider of virtual reality training simulators for 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 longstanding problems in policing and public safety. Learn more about Apex Officer at https://www.apexofficer.com/

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Jasmine Taylor

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