Training Simulator

The Museum’s Training Simulator provides visitors an opportunity to experience true-to-life situations involving law enforcement officers and citizens that are serious, and require complex decision making. Visitors who participate in the simulator are offered an opportunity to see, think, and act in situations like those officers experience every day.


Through viewing and responding to interactive video segments of typical law enforcement and citizen encounters, participants learn how stress, split-second decision making, and situational assessment guide officer responses. This educational tool provides visitors a better understanding of what law enforcement officers do and describes how and why they do it. This simulation provides visitors the ultimate “walk in the shoes” experience.

Important Facts to Know

  • The simulator experience runs approximately 15 minutes.
  • Entrance to the simulator is an additional $5. It is not included in the general admission price.
  • The simulator can admit a maximum of 25 participants at a time.
  • Decision-making, communication, assessment, and analysis are the primary focus of the simulator experience.
  • The simulator focuses on the following skills of a law enforcement officer: split-second decision-making; verbal communication, assessment, and situational analysis.
  • Simulations are facilitated by educators who are former law enforcement officers.
  • The Museum’s Training Simulator is used for demonstration purposes ONLY and is not used to train visitors on how to use firearms.
  • Participants must be at least 12 years old to enter the scenario. Parents are advised to accompany participants under the age of 18.
  • The scenes included in the simulator depict real-world situations and may include the use of simulated weapons. Caution is advised.
  • The simulator may evoke strong emotional responses for some participants.
  • The training simulator equipment was supplied by Meggitt Training Systems.
  • The Meggitt Training System uses wireless “Bluefire” simulated weapons.

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