LWE 217 - Apex Officer Training

Course Description

Students will engage in use of force, de-escalation and crisis intervention scenarios with the Apex Officer virtual reality training simulator. Training will include comprehensive case law study followed by real-time monitoring, recording and playback review. Automated training reports will provide insight into training progression. Debriefing and review will be conducted by law enforcement professionals with content expertise. Group 2 course.

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Required Prerequisites

Must be approved by MCOLES and registered with the Director of the Police Academy prior to enrollment.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize examples of case law and current legal precedent.
  • Explain how societal views and expectations impact the law enforcement field.
  • Apply background information, case law, legal definitions, and current precedents to training scenarios that depict a variety of real-life situations.
  • Evaluate their decision-making processes in training scenarios in debriefing sessions with the instructor and/or subject matter expert.
  • Differentiate appropriate uses of force, de-escalation, and crisis intervention skills when responding to a variety of law enforcement service calls.
Human Dimension:
  • Be aware of the way their application of current case law, appropriate use of force, de-escalation, and crisis intervention skills impacts victims, suspects, and the community at large.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Explore how societal changes and the interpretation and precedent of case law affect appropriate officer intervention.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Identify personal learning preferences and barriers.
  • Reflect upon the impact of real-life scenarios to the learning process.