The Impact of Axon VR Simulator Training
Implementing new technology can be a long and intense process for agencies. What makes Axon VR Simulator Training worth deploying? We sat down with Sgt. Jason Spencer of the Metro Nashville PD, who invested in Axon VR to bolster traditional training methods, to find out:
“Simulator Training is where you see a lot of cost savings. In the past, the standard procedure involved everyone traveling to a training center, queuing up, deploying two live cartridges, and then moving on to the next training session. With Simulator Training, officers can engage in virtual training anytime, anywhere, and deploy hundreds of cartridges, and it doesn’t cost you anything.”
IMPROVED WEAPON PROFICIENCY
“When it comes to training, everything we teach is a perishable skill. If skills aren’t used, you lose them. Keeping it consistent not only maintains it, but improves it. When it comes to TASER energy weapons, that means improved accuracy, greater comfort moving between close quarters and standoff cartridges, deploying warning arcs, probe spread, tracking moving targets and more. There’s definitely been significant improvement due to [Axon VR Simulator] training.”
INCREASED OFFICER CONFIDENCE
“When we upgraded our TASER energy weapons to the more advanced models, we knew that officers would have concerns about learning a new weapons platform. But once they tried them out in Simulator Training, everybody saw their value and wanted to start using them. There was a lot more confidence in the reliability of the weapon. Officers like the ability to do the training on a more consistent basis. It even gives them the ability to practice things like use of force report writing skills in an environment that is safe. There’s just that boost of confidence.”
Read the full Metro Nashville PD virtual reality case study.
Axon is dedicated to delivering world-class training to our customers, whether it's conducted in-person or virtual. We are excited to announce that Axon’s Virtual Reality course, Interactive Case Law I, has achieved a historic milestone by becoming the first-ever virtual reality course to receive certification from the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) National Certification Program™. This certification represents a significant milestone for Axon VR's program and stands as a noteworthy achievement in the evolution of law enforcement training.
Learn more about the certification.
With the all-new TASER 10 and TASER 7 VR controllers and immersive TASER energy weapon skills exercises, Axon VR Simulator Training is the most efficient, cost-effective method for agencies to train on TASER energy weapons. We look forward to hearing feedback as agencies start incorporating these new training enhancements and remain committed to delivering world-class training to our customers.
Want to see how Axon VR can enhance your training program? Learn more at axon.com/vr