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The IACP Trust Building Campaign – How leveraging MILO simulation training can help your organization fulfill its pledge

Published on September 22, 2022

The IACP Trust Building Campaign – How leveraging MILO simulation training can help your organization fulfill its pledge
  A Low-Trust Environment Today’s public safety organizations operate in a complex and challenging environment while interacting with an often skeptical and untrusting public. Heightened scrutiny surrounding use of force, demands for greater access to internal policies and procedures, and the public’s perception of biased police action—often fueled by incomplete or sensationalized media accounts—have all … Continued

Driving Research: Are Most Car Crashes *Simply* the Result of Human Error?

Published on August 26, 2022

Driving Research: Are Most Car Crashes *Simply* the Result of Human Error?
We often hear the statistic that “94% of all motor vehicle accidents are due to human error.” It’s an oft-repeated fact and the cornerstone of many arguments for getting more autonomous vehicles onto our roadways. But is this “fact” true? Short answer: No. Long answer: it’s complicated. The “94%” does indeed come from real research. … Continued

Addressing the Risks (and Cost) of Firefighting Foam Training

Published on August 15, 2022

Addressing the Risks (and Cost) of Firefighting Foam Training
  Firefighting foams are essential tools for fighting fires, making firefighter foam training essential to every fire brigade. When it comes to particularly hard to extinguish fires, like those whose source includes flammable liquids and/or petroleum (i.e., Class B fires), aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) is still the recommended option where lives or critical infrastructure are … Continued

The Myths and Misunderstandings about De-escalation and Use of Force in Policing

Published on August 12, 2022

The Myths and Misunderstandings about De-escalation and Use of Force in Policing
  When it comes to public perceptions of policing, discussions are often guided by terminology that may not be entirely clear to the public. Two common misconceptions involve the terms “de-escalation” and “less-lethal” force. As retired Lt. Frank Borelli describes in Officer Magazine (May 2022), de-escalation in policing is usually understood by the public as … Continued

Bartlesville Police Let Public Try Police Training Simulations

Published on July 29, 2022

Bartlesville Police invited the community to a hands-on experience answering a 911 call using the MILO Range Simulator. Bartlesville Police are hoping this will give a better understanding of the challenges they face. They open the MILO Range simulator to the public several times yearly. “Mostly, they’re very thankful, and they thank us for what … Continued

Better Fire Pump Operator Training for Airfields and Air Force Bases

Published on July 28, 2022

Better Fire Pump Operator Training for Airfields and Air Force Bases
  Eielson Air Force Base in central Alaska is less than 200 miles from the Arctic Circle and often sees temperatures as low as minus 50º Fahrenheit. As Staff Sgt. Joseph Cappel (a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department crew chief) explained in 2018: “These conditions are vicious; it makes training difficult. If the temperatures … Continued

The Effects of Camera Monitoring on Police Officer Performance in Critical Incident Situations: a MILO Simulator Study

Published on July 20, 2022

The Effects of Camera Monitoring on Police Officer Performance in Critical Incident Situations: a MILO Simulator Study
  Kent State University (KSU) Shares Results of First MILO Range Simulator Study on the Impact of Body-Worn Cameras on Police Officer Performance. KSU’s Electrophysiological Neuroscience Laboratory of Kent (ENLoK), led by Dr. Will Kalkhof, conducted research “…to explore whether officer performance during simulated critical incidents is impaired by camera-induced attentional conflict.” Citing research supported … Continued
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