|T.J. – Law Enforcement SME Salvatore “T.J.” Alioto spent 20 years in law enforcement with the Wauwatosa Police Department, ranking as a Lieutenant prior to retiring in 2017. Born in Milwaukee, he taught several law enforcement courses in his hometown and became a lead police academy instructor. Using his experience in designing and presenting coursework and curriculum for police officers, T.J. relocated to Arizona and became a Law Enforcement Subject Matter Expert for VirTra. T.J.’s creation of training scenarios is based off of his years of experience in law enforcement along with his desire to pass along essential skills to new officers. Believing that recruits learn better through experience rather than reading a textbook, T.J. works hard to ensure that VirTra’s scenarios elicit the intended responses from trainees and can be adapted to every department’s policies
|February 1, 2021
|Law Enforcement SME
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While there is a limit with what you can do directly with the VirTra simulators, we encourage trainers to incorporate force-on-force training into the sim. For example, an officer could begin a scenario within the sim, and at a certain point, they have to go hands-on with an instructor in a RedMan suit.
There are a number of ways to incorporate additional training options within the simulator. At the Advanced Trainers Course, we spend most of a day talking about incorporating these types of training, along with additional props.
October 1, 2021