Dear PoliceOne Member,
As departments deal with diminishing budgets and increasing demands for scenario-based training, many agencies are deploying computer-based simulation solutions. When these technologies are properly integrated into a complete and well-developed training program, there can be officer safety improvements over the long term.
For this special report, Ken Hardesty takes a look at integrating use-of-force simulators with live-fire training, and PoliceOne Columnist Travis Yates examines a program that blends simulators with behind-the-wheel EVOC course training.
Finally, I sit down with industry experts from FAAC, VirTra Systems, IES Interactive Training, and Meggitt Training Systems to get their thoughts on the challenges, solutions, and future prospects for this excellent technology.
— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief