VirTra, Inc., a global provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational, and commercial markets, announced new contracts totaling more than $1.15 million with three of the largest law enforcement agencies in the United States. The Dallas Police Department, the San Francisco Police Department, and the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy (SDRPA) in Las Vegas have selected VirTra's V-300 use of force, de-escalation, and active shooter training simulator. The San Francisco Police Department also purchased the VirTra V-100 system for additional throughput and marksmanship training. Together, the three police departments represent more than 6,000 officers who can begin training this month.
"Dallas, San Francisco, and SDRPA each spent more than a year researching and vetting various training simulators and scenarios," said Jason Mulcahy, general manager of VirTra, Inc. "Ultimately, they chose VirTra as the most immersive and effective training solution for their agency. The in-depth research each agency conducted shows they are demanding a higher level of simulation training for their officers."
The VirTra V-300 offers a 300-degree training environment, teaching law enforcement officers to be aware of their entire surroundings. The systems offer hundreds of fully interactive branching scenarios that can convey body language and other non-verbal threat cues that teach and train officers. Each training scenario rigorously teaches, trains, and tests officers' critical thinking skills, weapons skills under pressure, and psychological responses to the stresses of life-like situations. Training scenario averages between 25 and 85 different branching paths to resolution allowing for hundreds of possible outcomes per training scenario determined by the officer's behavior. After each training session, the trainer reviews the officer's response and de-briefs on what they felt, saw, and heard and why and how they reacted.
The V-300 system integrates with VirTra's patented Threat-Fire device, which enhances training effectiveness by delivering an adjustable electric impulse. Threat-Fire clips to the belt or vest of an officer, applying stress on the officer during training to simulate return fire or other real-world consequences.
Additionally, VirTra's V-Author software allows trainers to create and edit content specific to their agency training objectives and environments. V-Author is capable of localizing scenarios, languages, dialects, skill drills, targeting exercises, and firearms course-ware proven to be highly effective for training exercises. This tool allows agencies to take panoramic images of any local building, facility, neighborhood, or street and drop that background into a VirTra scenario, customizing it to their training needs for true-to-life training.
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