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MILO Kicks off New Outreach Program with Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops

Published on March 23, 2021

MILO Kicks off New Outreach Program with Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops
  With a focus on the whole officer, MILO’s new holistic approach reimagines outreach potential for community—and officer—wellness and safety. The MILO-Cognitive division, evidence-based curriculum, and outreach training resources built on the foundation of cognitive research, recently formed a partnership with the makers of the Emmy Award-winning HBO documentary ERNIE & JOE: CRISIS COPS. The … Continued

Live, Virtual, Cognitive—The New MILO

Published on March 16, 2021

Live, Virtual, Cognitive—The New MILO
New logo, new divisions, new partners  — and the same attention to detail and customer support that has made MILO a leader in simulation training systems since 1994. 2020 was a unique and challenging year for law enforcement agencies, but MILO has remained committed and successful in our mission to ensure the best, most effective … Continued

Police Pursuit Driving, Officer Liability, and “State-Created Danger”

Published on March 15, 2021

Police Pursuit Driving, Officer Liability, and “State-Created Danger”
  Legal liability—in the form of a “Section 1983” lawsuit targeting law enforcement or an accusation of “state-created danger”—is a constant threat to any community government. It’s been established that immersive simulation-based training tools are a uniquely powerful tool for increasing public safety (by better preparing officers for whatever the street might throw at them). … Continued

Comprehensive Immersive Simulation and “Stress Inoculation”

Published on March 1, 2021

Comprehensive Immersive Simulation and “Stress Inoculation”
  Given the realities of 21st Century law enforcement, “stress inoculation” is an increasingly important element of any training program. But in order to train officers to take control of their emotions in critical moments, we first need to step back and understand how the process of arriving at the scene almost invariably creates enormous … Continued

Simulator Sickness: Design Implications of the Rest-Frame Hypothesis

Published on February 17, 2021

Simulator Sickness: Design Implications of the Rest-Frame Hypothesis
  In a previous post, we discussed the three most widely recognized theories about simulation sickness (and their scenario design implications) in detail. In general, these older understandings of what causes simulation sickness tend to argue that we must remove or attenuate motion signals in our simulations to prevent discomfort. The “Rest-Frame Hypothesis” is a … Continued

Using Bus Simulators in Collision Mitigation: A Three-Step Process

Published on February 16, 2021

Using Bus Simulators in Collision Mitigation: A Three-Step Process
  Your bus simulator is an ideal tool for addressing a bus-on-bus, fixed-object, or pedestrian-contact collision/near miss. But some agencies find themselves having trouble “getting traction” with their corrective action. Often, this comes down to having an inefficient or inconsistent strategy for addressing the root causes of those collisions and near misses. By adopting a … Continued

4 MISTAKES IN MILITARY INNOVATION AND HOW TO AVOID THEM: WHAT RESEARCH TELLS US

Published on February 15, 2021

4 MISTAKES IN MILITARY INNOVATION AND HOW TO AVOID THEM: WHAT RESEARCH TELLS US
Photo by Alan Quevy, 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs   The appetite for new technology in military training is ravenous, and—for those of us who served in an era of overhead transparency projectors—watching senior leadership at the Pentagon break down barriers to acquiring new educational technology can be exciting. Challenges which invite newcomers to the … Continued