• New Training Courses Offered

    Posted by Miranda Fuller on March 26, 2024

    We have created a new course called the VirTra Master Class! We come to you! We are also hosting some of our V-VICTA certification courses at VirTra headquarters. The first one to be announced is the 8-hour Behavior Analysis: Threat…

  • Chaplain/Ride Along Training

    Posted by jmebel on March 25, 2024

    I have been asked to put together VIRTRA Training for our Ride-Along Chaplains. They are specifically looking for short scenarios supporting dealing with downed or incapacitated officers during a ride along and what to do or say to get help….

  • Train a little, a lot!

    Posted by Bartimus3054 on January 4, 2024

    Training a Little, a Lot; Mastering Skills with the VirTra Training Simulator  In the pursuit of becoming an expert in any field, deliberate practice plays a crucial role. Anders Ericsson, a renowned psychologist, highlighted the significance of deliberate practice in…

  • New How-To Videos

    Posted by Miranda Fuller on December 12, 2023

    Easy-to-follow videos will teach and guide you through operating the simulator better. These have been added to the “Resources” page in the portal and are in alphabetical order.  Search for them now!  Please comment below on what topics you want…

  • Muscles (still) Don’t Have Memories

    Posted by tjalioto on November 22, 2023

    Muscles (still) Don’t Have Memories A while back, VirTra released a Trainer’s Corner article addressing the fact that muscles don’t actually have memories.  This comes from a very commonly repeated phrase in law enforcement.  Many times, instructors will tell their…

  • Training Records

    Posted by tjalioto on October 18, 2023

    In the world of law enforcement, we have our superstitions and sayings.  These are the things that FTO’s pass along to their recruits early in the field training program.  Some of them include: Never say that it’s quiet, or you’re…

  • Training Safe

    Posted by tjalioto on July 27, 2023

    Its something I say at the end of every training article: Stay safe. Now, normally I am referring to all my fellow law enforcement officers out there to stay safe as they go about their duties. Drive safe. Interact with…

  • The Changing Landscape of Police Training

    Posted by Bartimus3054 on July 26, 2023

    The Changing Landscape of Police Training There has been a staggering number of calls for police change in reaction to multiple high-profile incidents captured by body cameras. The calls for defunding have been subsiding and are starting to be replaced…

  • How Many Instructors Does It Take?

    Posted by tjalioto on April 19, 2023

    Many times, when we introduce technology into our training, people will think that everything will be done quicker, cheaper and with less people involved. Not.  True. When you’re running training on a VirTra system, we recommend at LEAST two (s)…

  • The use of real world props

    Posted by Bartimus3054 on April 18, 2023

    Greetings, We cover the use of real-world props to assist instructors with reaching performance objectives and increasing fidelity in training at the ATCC. Some examples are styrofoam columns or pillars, large rocks, simulated tree trunks, etc. What other options are…