The Knox County Sheriffs Department is partnering with Vincennes University for a virtual reality firearms training program for officers. The Sheriff’s Department has 80 people on staff who are required to get certified and the more accreditation they can receive, the better. VU will contribute $20,000, while the police department will pay approximately $6,100. Knox County Sheriff Mike Morris says the County Council will provide extra money as well to complete the program.
Morris says it will save his department $43,000 in training and it is much cheaper to train officers through the virtual reality machine than to buy thousands of rounds of ammunition.