We’re committed to providing our students the most realistic career experiences possible. This simulator is the absolute best we can do to ready our students for what will be their greatest challenge in law enforcement.
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Clovis, Calif. (Vocus) April 15, 2010
Some law enforcement officers go entire careers without brandishing a firearm in the line of duty. Those officers are among a fortunate group that somehow manage to avoid the most mentally challenging and stressful situation in law enforcement: an armed confrontation.
In a few seconds, an officer can be forced to make a life and death decision that falls within the lines of the law and can potentially change lives forever. As rare as armed confrontations are, every officer has to prepare for the moment they have to make a critical decision. In keeping with its mission to provide students with the most real-life career experiences possible, Institute of Technology – Clovis is hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 26 to help Criminology & Emergency Response Management students ready themselves for armed confrontation.
The open house will feature a virtual reality simulator in which participants view various law enforcement scenarios, such as domestic disputes, traffic stops gone wrong and workplace violence, playing out on video screens before them. The simulator features high-definition video across several screens, 5.1 stereo surround sound, devices in the training platform that make it vibrate when a car or helicopter passes, and a feedback mechanism worn on the body that allows participants to feel a little spark if they are shot during the simulation. Participants use real firearms augmented with lasers to interact with the screen and bring a higher degree of realism to the simulation.
During the open house, the general public and members of the press are invited to tour the simulator. New tours will begin every 15 minutes. Food and drinks will be provided during the event by students in IOT’s renowned Culinary Arts program. The event will also be broadcast on closed circuit television. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a radio personality will be on-site.
“The more realistic these scenarios are, the more effective they will be,” said Joseph Haydock, Institute of Technology – Clovis President. “During a real armed confrontation, the experience doesn’t just happen on a single screen before you. Threats can come from any direction, and the senses play a huge part in reaction and emotion. We’re committed to providing our students the most realistic career experiences possible. This simulator is the absolute best we can do to ready our students for what will be their greatest challenge in law enforcement.”
About Institute of Technology
Institute of Technology trains students for careers in the Culinary, Business, Technical and Medical fields. The CERM Program Director brings 32 years of experience with the Fresno County Sherriff’s Department and two decades of teaching experience to a criminology program that separates Institute of Technology from the competition. Course curricula are based on the needs of employers in central California. The school’s four California campuses are located in Modesto, Clovis, Redding and Roseville. Institute of Technology is accredited to award diplomas and degrees by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). For more information, please visit the school’s web site at http://www.it-colleges.edu or call (559) 297-4500.
Contact: Joseph Haydock, President
Phone: (559) 297-4500