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Indoor live-fire multi-screen simulator

The Cleveland Police Authority and Durham Police Authority decided to combine their budgetary resources to build a state-of-the-art training facility in the north east of England. The centrepiece of the Tactical Training Centre is a 100-metre indoor drive-in range designed for live firing.

CDUK Ltd provided all of the specialist firearms-related design elements, the ballistic fit-out of the live-fire ranges, and all simulation, targetry equipment and range sound systems.

Two armed police officers firing at virtual targets inside the 30-metre indoor range.

CDUK supplied a separate laser-fire PRISim simulator with integrated ShootBack cannon for judgement and use-of-force training. For close protection training, interactive video scenarios are projected on to multiple screens to give officers an immersive environment to practice shoot/no shoot skills.

In 2010 CDUK upgraded the existing firearms simulator to an 8-lane live-fire PRISim Suite simulator with a 16-metre wide projection screen, to provide virtual targets for classification training.

This comprehensive simulation upgrade included:

  • New shot detection systems
  • Wireless control and monitoring system
  • Judgemental capabilities
  • Use of less lethal options
  • Wireless, recoil laser-fire weapon conversions
  • Lighting and video monitoring system upgrades.
An armed police officer, kneeling beside his vehicle, shoots at a target inside the 100-metre range.

Tactical Training Centre facilities

  • An 8-lane 100-metre indoor range—large enough to allow armed response vehicles to drive into and take part in training exercises
  • A 30-metre indoor range
  • A 70-ft high abseiling tower
  • A Tactical House, where officers are trained to conduct room searches in complete darkness
  • Classrooms and a lecture room incorporating multimedia teaching systems.