Hamilton County, Tenn. (Aug. 31, 2016) – The AEGIS Law Enforcement Foundation is proud to announce that its official fundraising campaign to raise funds to purchase an interactive firearms simulator for local Hamilton County Area Law Enforcement has been successfully concluded and a new simulator has been purchased.
On Wednesday, September 7th, the AEGIS Law Enforcement Foundation will host a grand opening celebration offering local media a private viewing of the recently purchased and installed, Training Lab™ Firearms Simulator, located at the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office West Annex located at 6233 Dayton Boulevard at 10:30 am.
During this time, members of the media will have the opportunity to obtain B-Roll of the new Training Lab™ Firearms Simulator and interviews from law enforcement personnel, Tom Edd Wilson, Executive Director of the AEGIS Law Enforcement Foundation. Law Enforcement training personnel will also be on hand to answer questions regarding the simulator’s use and functions. Media personnel will be able to also video the simulator in use while law enforcement personnel participate in various scenarios.
Members of the media will also have the unique opportunity to see firsthand the many benefits of this electronic state-of-the-art training tool.
The Firearms Training Simulator is being housed in a specially remodeled room at the HCSO West Annex where it will be available for training for local law enforcement agencies throughout Hamilton County 24 hours a day.
“The AEGIS Law Enforcement Foundation is proud to offer this new, state-of-the-art firearms simulator to our local law enforcement personnel,” stated Tom Edd Wilson, Executive Director of the AEGIS Law Enforcement Foundation. “This new firearms simulator will help continue to ensure our local law enforcement agencies have the best trained and best-equipped personnel possible.”
This new training simulator will save surrounding law enforcement agencies thousands of dollars each year in training costs that would normally be spent for travel expenses to and from existing simulators in the state.
For example, it is estimated to save the HCSO over $6,000 in training costs annually having the simulator located nearby in Hamilton County.
Last year, the AEGIS Law Enforcement Foundation set a goal to raise enough funding through private donations to purchase a state-of-the-art visual firearms training simulator to be used by our County’s law enforcement agencies. The Training Lab™ is an interactive Use of Force and Firearms Simulation system with 500 available scenarios that transport you into one of many life-threatening situations that law enforcement officers face every day. The simulator trains officers to think and act quickly in dangerous situations.
In October 2015, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the AEGIS Law Enforcement Foundation, hosted a “Shoot – Don’t Shoot” Competition for local media personnel. This competition allowed members of the media the unique opportunity to see the benefits of a state-of-the-art firearms simulator and compete against other local media outlets. The winners of that competition, Shelly Bradbury and Jay Greeson of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, were formally announced at the 2015 AGES Law Enforcement Foundation Luncheon on October 20, 2015.
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