School Shootings Become Focus of Police Training Across the CountryJune 14, 2018 12:00pm

SUWANEE, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 14, 2018--With more than twenty-three school shooting incidents in 2018 so far, the issue has taken center stage across the country. What can be done?

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180614005223/en/

Officers train on Meggitt's virtual training system (Photo: Business Wire)

Behind the scenes, many police departments are now modernizing their training to incorporate new virtual technologies to improve officer responses to these life-threatening situations.

Law enforcement agencies are training their officers with rigorous, virtual school shooting scenarios to help improve their judgment and responses in the real world when seconds count.

Officers are trained in an immersive environment with multiple life-size surrounding screens, hi-fidelity audio, highly-realistic video scenarios, and weapons that look and feel like the real thing.

With Meggitt Training System’s simulated environment, officers are faced with threat scenarios, such as an active school shooter. The portable FATS® 100P can be used to train police and on- site school resource officers, allowing them to hone their skills in virtualized school environments with training that can save lives and de-escalate threatening situations.

According to Matt Cunningham, Director, Virtual Systems, Meggitt Training Systems, “We learn what’s happening from officers on the street and are constantly changing our video scenarios to reflect current, real-life threats. With our new FATS 100P, we can quickly incorporate actual school environments to allow local police and school resource officers to train in the virtual settings they’ll actually encounter. Our FATS 100P and our new FATS® 300LE enable officers to sharpen their decision-making skills and act more decisively and successfully in real world situations.”

About Meggitt Training Systems

Meggitt Training Systems, makers of FATS® and Caswell technologies, a division of Meggitt PLC, is the leading supplier of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training systems. Following the acquisition of FATS® virtual training systems and Caswell International's live-fire ranges and services, Meggitt Training Systems has continued to grow its capabilities based on the legacy of these two industry leaders. Over 13,000 Meggitt live-fire ranges and 5,100 virtual systems are fielded internationally, providing judgmental, situational awareness and marksmanship training to the armed forces, law enforcement and security organizations.

Meggitt Training Systems employs more than 400 people at its headquarters in Atlanta and at facilities in Orlando, Canada, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, UAE, Australia and Singapore. It can deploy service personnel anywhere in the world for instructor training, system installation and maintenance.

About Meggitt PLC

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialized extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defense and energy, employing nearly 11,000 people at more than 50 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.

View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180614005223/en/

CONTACT: Meggitt Training Systems

Michelle Henderson, +1 678-288-1090

michelle.henderson@meggitt.com

www.MeggittTrainingSystems.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA GEORGIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION PRIMARY/SECONDARY UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE AUDIO/VIDEO DEFENSE TRAINING OTHER DEFENSE

SOURCE: Meggitt Training Systems

Copyright Business Wire 2018.

PUB: 06/14/2018 08:00 AM/DISC: 06/14/2018 08:01 AM

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180614005223/en

Page 1 of 1

More Stories Like This

Parkland students, activists registering voters in ChicagoAnti-violence activists and a group of Florida high school shooting survivors fanned out across Chicago's South Side, knocking on doors and registering people to vote
1 killed, 5 injured in shooting near Chicago universityChicago police are investigating a shooting near the University of Illinois-Chicago campus that left one woman dead, a teenager critically injured and four others hurt
United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks about immigration at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, Ind., Thursday, June 14, 2018. Sessions cited the Bible Thursday in his defense of his border policy that is resulting in hundreds of children being separated from their parents.  (Mike Moore/The Journal-Gazette via AP)
AP FACT CHECK: More Trump falsehoods on NKorea, immigration
Premier Team of Intellectual Property Lawyers for the Technology Sector Joins Goodwin in Washington, D.C.
In this Thursday, June 14, 2018 photo, Bill Ford Jr., Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, poses in the Michigan Central Station in Detroit. Ford Motor Co. is embarking on a 4-year renovation of the 105-year-old depot and 17-story office tower just west of downtown. The massive project is expected to increase the automaker’s footprint in the city where the company was founded, provide space for electric and autonomous vehicle testing and research and spur investment in the surrounding neighborhood. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
AP news guide: Ford's plans for Michigan Central station
Multiple people were wounded early Sunday, June 17, 2018, when shooting broke out at the Art All Night festival in Trenton, New Jersey, early Sunday, sending people stampeding from the scene and leaving one suspect dead and at least 20 people injured, a local prosecutor said. (Paige Gross/ NJ.com/The Star-Ledger via AP)
The Latest: Event on verge of being shut down before gunfire
AdChoices

Related Searches

Related Searches

AdChoices