Program Spotlight

Rural Justice Training Center
Serving the Needs of Rural Law Enforcement
Rural Justice Training Center
Central Wyoming College's Rural Justice Training Center (RJTC) is committed to helping rural law enforcement agencies meet today's challenges. Serving the Needs of Rural Law Enforcement aptly describes the vision of the RJTC, which is strengthening the law enforcement profession in Wyoming's towns and communities through professional development.

By utilizing innovative strategies and experienced professionals, the center gives educational and training opportunities, technical assistance and technical integration services customized to meet the needs of rural law enforcement agencies across the state.

Cutting Edge Virtual Weapons Training

The very latest in judgmental weapons training through the use of a sophisticated Firearms Training System (FATS) and the latest tools in force-on-force training through Simunitions© is available at the RJTC.
The RJTC currently has two FATS systems. The first is a fixed-based system that uses state-of-the-art BlueFire wireless technology. BlueFire Wireless Weapon Simulators use commercial wireless Bluetooth® technology to communicate with the training system.

This is significant in that, while not tethered, these BlueFire weapons still retain the full sensor feedback. Included in this fixed system is a "hostile fire" system, giving an incredibly realistic feeling to all real-life training scenarios.

This system has split screen video capabilities, allowing officers and trainers to view the scenario and the officer's reaction to the situation simultaneously. 

The knowledge obtained through this method is priceless and may well save the lives of officers. The BlueFire system supports marksmanship and judgmental training for the full spectrum of tools available to the officer today. These tools include less lethal and non lethal options such as verbal commands, chemical spray, and TASER.®

The RJTC's Mobile Training Lab is a portable FATS training system that can be easily transported to your location. It provides the same basic training opportunities as the fixed system yet eliminates the need for travel and minimal time off the job.


Simunitions: At the leading edge of law enforcement judgmental shooting technology is Simunitions.©  Simunitions is as close to real life deadly situations as is currently available. The RJTC has all necessary Simunitions equipment for a full training experience which includes not only weapons but protective gear as well. The RJTC has a Simunitions-certified instructor on staff which allows all simunitions trainings to be offered for POST certification. 

Facility fits rural law enforcement training needs

The RJTC offers training opportunities for current law enforcement professionals specializing in justice, safety and corrections in rural settings. The facility was designed specifically for personnel of county sheriff departments, municipal police departments, county jails, rural jails and prisons, search and rescue teams and small fire departments.

Participants can hone important skills such as professional judgment and decision making, identification and resolution of criminal justice ethical issues, effective interpersonal communications, understanding and applying criminal and constitutional law and procedures, and understanding of weapon technology.

Individualized training for correctional officers includes coursework in skills necessary to be an effective law enforcement official in a jail or prison setting. These skills include the understanding of philosophy and ethics of punishment, management and administrative issues concerning incarceration, correctional continuum and use of technology.

Virtual training gives instant feedback
 
The virtual training system allows professionals more value and impact from their training for less cost in terms of resources, training dollars and more importantly, training time. This virtual training system also provides training opportunities that would be difficult or impossible to replicate in the real world, such as repetitive training in a controlled environment with instant feedback, after action review, force-on-force training and diverse training environments.

Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) credits are available for nearly all RJTC trainings.  

Earn college credit for training

The RJTC is housed on the main campus of Central Wyoming College.  Because of this partnership, law enforcement personnel may receive college credit for training at the RJTC, which can be can be used for Criminal Justice and Homeland Security degrees at CWC.  

Loss of staffing, travel costs reduced

Sending your personnel off to a distant urban location for training can be expensive in relations to both budget and staffing. With the central location of the Rural Justice Training Center at CWC, travel costs and time off the job is decreased. The RJTC can provide individual or departmental training opportunities at a fraction of the cost, especially with the Mobile Training Lab. POST certified trainings can be brought directly to your department with no travel expenses or time off the job.

For more information please contact:
Jeff Hosking: Director Rural Justice Training Center
800-735-8418 ext.  2135 • Email: jhosking@cwc.edu

or
Eric Heiser: Deputy Director
800-735-8418, ext. 2038 • Email: eheiser@cwc.edu


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