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Embracing Reform as a Response to Calls for Defunding the Police

Published on August 7, 2020

Embracing Reform as a Response to Calls for Defunding the Police
  In the last several months, calls to defund the police have increased, as has the backlash against these calls. But it is important to note that there is a common thread that connects both sides: “On all sides, in all directions, the debate over the future of policing remains a debate over safety, driven … Continued

Illinois State Police show Black Lives Matter Groups their MILO Training Simulator Scenarios at the Springfield Academy

Published on August 5, 2020

Illinois State Police show Black Lives Matter Groups their MILO Training Simulator Scenarios at the Springfield Academy
  (The Center Square) – A Springfield Black Lives Matter organizer hopes a training event several members of the group took part in with Illinois State Police on Saturday will be a model moving forward for elsewhere throughout the state and the country. “Police officers make split-second decisions every day in order to effectively protect … Continued

What Race Car Drivers Can Teach Transit Operators about Driver Simulation

Published on August 3, 2020

What Race Car Drivers Can Teach Transit Operators about Driver Simulation
  Max Verstappen isn’t even old enough to rent a car in the United States, but he’s a remarkably distinguished auto racer: Verstappen is the youngest driver to compete in Formula One (F1) racing, the youngest driver to lead a lap during a Formula One Grand Prix, the youngest driver to set the fastest lap … Continued

Can De-escalation Training Counteract “Siege Mentality”?

Published on July 15, 2020

Can De-escalation Training Counteract “Siege Mentality”?
  Police de-escalation training already does a remarkable job: According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 40 million people have contact with police each year. 1.9 percent of those people report the use (or threatened use) of force. In only, a vanishingly small percentage of cases (by even the highest estimates not more than .0035 … Continued

FAAC and XVR to bring VR training to the next level in the US

Published on July 10, 2020

FAAC and XVR to bring VR training to the next level in the US
  FAAC upgrades its incident management simulator, inCommand, with the state-of-the-art XVR Simulation Platform Leading simulation manufacturer FAAC Incorporated (Ann Arbor, MI) has teamed up with the world leader in emergency response simulation training, XVR Simulation (the Netherlands). Together, they introduce the most immersive and realistic incident management simulation training platform available to US Fire … Continued

Collaborative training bridges the divide between police and the communities they serve 

Published on July 7, 2020

Collaborative training bridges the divide between police and the communities they serve 
  Mutual support between local communities and the law enforcement agencies that serve them is critical. Communities rely on their local police to protect and serve, and the officers need participation and cooperation in order to effectively maintain public safety. Building relationships within communities can help reduce tensions and conflict between citizens and police and … Continued

Using Simulators for more Effective Police Training for Homeless Policy Scenarios

Published on July 1, 2020

Using Simulators for more Effective Police Training for Homeless Policy Scenarios
  We’ve already the challenges addressing homelessness poses for law enforcement. The interaction of substance use, mental health issues, and chronic physical health issues among the homeless conspire to create a reinforcing cycle: Poor behavior and poor decisions create negative interactions with the public. These necessitate the involvement of law enforcement and lead to temporary … Continued
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