WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – On Saturday, media reported that former Scottsdale police officer James Peters had killed six people over the course of his 12-year policing career. Yet within one month of retirement, Peters was hired by VirTra Systems to help sell their V-300 firearm training simulator.
Bob Ferris, the CEO of VirTra Systems, told Sputnik that Peters, who was hired three years ago to focus on international sales, “is a highly-decorated former officer with extensive training and expertise which is critical to his role in supporting VirTra’s efforts worldwide.”
He added that the police officer’s 12 years of law enforcement experience “provides him a unique perspective on the real-world, split-second life-and-death situations police officers face on a daily basis.”
Ferris explained Peters is primarily responsible for demonstrating and selling the simulator globally, and does not participate in police training.
The Scottsdale police department did not respond to Sputnik’s inquiries for comment.