Published: Sep 23, 2010 11:07 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 23, 2010 8:07 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Police are taking part in a that pits them against criminals... virtually, and its unlike any video game you've seen.

Its called the firearms training simulator (FATS) and its done twice every year.

The simulator gives cops a lazer gun and throws them into real-life situations, forcing them to think of ways to get control of the scene.

"Its not like Modern Warfare where you can have endless amount of ammo, that's just not how it works," said Sgt. Roger Valdivia with the Fort Myers Police Department.

Simulations create dozens of different situations that can be minuplated into countless reactions to the officer.

"If we want to make it a little more interesting we can make them not comply and make that officer think a little more," said Valdivia.

The department rents the gear twice a year and every office must participate in both sessions.