How do law enforcement agencies prepare and investigate officer-involved shootings?

Published on February 14, 2019

How do law enforcement agencies prepare and investigate officer-involved shootings? When an officer fires a weapon in the line of duty, they are responsible for each bullet they fire, according to Matt Giordano, executive director of the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST). “You’re responsible for that round as it leaves the gun,” … Continued

Behind the scenes with Coon Rapids PD

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Behind the scenes with Coon Rapids PD; new simulator enhances use-of-force, de-escalation training A new simulator is helping Coon Rapids police officers practice split-second decisions about the use of force and learn techniques to de-escalate tense situations. About a year ago, the Police Department purchased a top-of-the-line MILO Range training system featuring real-time digital simulations … Continued

Simulation gives lawmakers, public glimpse at split-second police decisions

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The Fraternal Order of Police hosted lawmakers, media and members of the public for an educational session at the Columbus Police Academy, to provide a glimpse into the decisions that officers make on a daily basis. As state Rep. Tim Schaffer stepped up to the video screen, he learned that he would be encountering an … Continued

Aggressive and Distracted Driving Research: Slow Studies Cost Lives

Published on February 5, 2019

Aggressive and distracted driving will kill 36,000 American deaths this year–equivalent to 86 fully loaded passenger jets crashing into the ocean. Each year, aggressive and distracted driving together account for roughly 90 percent of all U.S. traffic fatalities. Aggressive driving is responsible for 66 percent of these deaths, while distracted driving can be credited with … Continued

The Case for “Tactical Seatbelt” in Police Pursuit Training

Published on January 24, 2019

It seems almost laughable to say this, but police pursuit training programs need to directly address seatbelt usage. It’s a simple fact: Seat belts have the capacity to save more law enforcement lives every year than bullet-proof vests, riot gear, tasers, and sidearms. A bit over 88 percent of U.S. drivers and front-seat passengers regularly … Continued

Stop Driving Yourself Crazy! GUI Driving Simulation Software for a New Generation of Researchers

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Driving simulation studies can drive you crazy. They have notoriously slow development cycles–even small tweaks or revisions can prove brutal to execute. In many cases, more than nine months elapse between approval of the study and the driving simulation being ready for its first group of subjects. Why? Because most modern driving simulation software has … Continued

Faac Incorporated Receives Army Simulator Maintenance Subcontract Valued At Up To $14m

Published on January 7, 2019

Ann Arbor, Michigan – January 7, 2019 – FAAC Incorporated, a unit of Arotech Corporation’s [NasdaqGM: ARTX] Training and Simulation Division, announced that it has received a subcontract to support the Army Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations (TADSS) Maintenance Program (ATMP). The subcontract to ATMP prime contractor, Lockheed Martin Corporation Rotary and Mission Systems, … Continued



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