Educational Goals

The VRTS © tool is an educational tool used by police instructors to train their learners and aspirants. The educational objectives during training on the simulator are at the discretion of the instructor. However, as a guideline, police instructors use VRTS © most of the time to teach their learners to:


Recognize conflict situations


Attempt to postpone the use of physical restraint


Anticipate the dangers so as not to be surprised


Analyze these conflicting situations and estimate the risks;


Communicate with other actors on site (pair, other police or law enforcement, citizens) and elsewhere (dispatching, support functions)


Act by mobilizing a progressive level of constraint and respecting the principle of proportionality


Appreciate the intervention methods specific to the situation analyzed


Ensure your own safety, the safety of colleagues and the safety of third parties.

VRTS © is used by police instructors as a practice of theoretical knowledge.

Without VRTS ©, this practice is difficult to implement. Indeed, it is necessary to organize and make trips, prepare places, consume training ammunition, mobilize colleagues who will be the actors, etc …

With VRTS ©, this practice is as simple as immersing several police learners in the VRTS simulator. In the space of about fifteen seconds, learners are immersed in a practical situation in which they will have to mobilize each of these educational objectives.

VRTS © has an adaptable level of difficulty.

Thus, each learner police officer can train in VRTS © at a level of complexity which is adapted to his own level of experience.
This is important because it would be pedagogically counterproductive to expose a beginner to overly complex situations. On the one hand, that wouldn’t teach him anything at all and on the other hand might discourage him.

Likewise, it would be pointless to expose a police officer with a lot of field experience to too simple situations. It wouldn’t teach him anything new and might even make this more experienced person too comfortable with his own skills.