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Situational Awareness Training Beyond Police Use of Force

Published on October 14, 2019

Situational Awareness Training Beyond Police Use of Force
Most of the time, when we talk about “situational awareness training” we’re strictly imagining use-of-force situations for law enforcement. But situational awareness is much larger than just split-second shoot/don’t shoot decisions. Situational awareness guides how an officer initially assesses the scene—and thus allows them to quickly determine if a suspect is non-compliant or simply hearing … Continued

Simulator Technology and Autonomous Vehicle Development

Published on October 10, 2019

Simulator Technology and Autonomous Vehicle Development
  The discussion around autonomous vehicles (AVs) is chronically fixated on two areas of technology: Sensors and AI algorithms Even when simulator technology enters the conversation, we tend to focus on advances in using simulation to train AIs. Tesla claims that their edge in developing autonomous vehicle AIs—and rolling out “Automatic driving on city streets” … Continued

Law Enforcement Training Solutions: Integrating Driving & Use of Force

Published on October 8, 2019

Law Enforcement Training Solutions: Integrating Driving & Use of Force
  In terms of officer safety and survival, driving and use-of-force are the two most critical skills. The threat of violence on the job is obvious, and given how much time officers spend in their cars, it’s no surprise that for most U.S. law enforcement officers, driving is a more consistent threat than firearms. But … Continued

Air Force creates futuristic fighters

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Technology around the world is constantly improving, which influences the Air Force to keep up with these new developments by innovating and finding ways to effectively train Airmen. At Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, these updates can be seen in various virtual reality training systems. Now, the 7th Security Forces Squadron is implementing the newly-improved … Continued

MILO Studios: Interactions and Encounters with Youth Subjects

Published on October 4, 2019

MILO Studios: Interactions and Encounters with Youth Subjects
  Filmed with: Grand Rapids, MI Police Department Production Dates: October 2018 Location: In/Around Grand Rapids MI locale—schools, parks, parking lots-typical places where juveniles congregate. Mid-American sized city police department Number of scenarios: 10 Training Topic (problem to be addressed): Department leadership wanted to leverage use of their MILO system to make a set of … Continued

Protecting Officers from High-Speed Pursuit

Published on October 1, 2019

Protecting Officers from High-Speed Pursuit
Over the last several decades, accidents of all types and especially driving accidents have become increasingly deadly for law enforcement.  Today, in much of the United States, an officer is nearly as likely to be killed or injured by a car than by a perp with a gun. Writing for a 2002 FBI Law Enforcement … Continued

Filming Simulation Training Videos: Filming Habits For Easy Editing

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Filming Simulation Training Videos: Filming Habits For Easy Editing
There are several things you can do while filming to make your editing life much, much easier: Use a tripod: Stationary shots are much easier to smoothly edit together (and much less disorienting to trainees experiencing them in an immersive simulation).  You’ll often use a moving camera during the Approach (the first portion of the … Continued
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