A drunk and belligerent man stumbles toward you, a knife outstretched in his hand.
If you were a police officer, would you use your stun gun on him? Perhaps pepper spray? Or, would you shoot him?
It’s decision officers have to make in a split second. They don’t have time to mull it over; they just have to rely on their training to guide them to the best decision.
That’s why the Fairview Heights Police Department decided to purchase an interactive, video game-style training simulator, so officers can get more training in life-or-death situations without putting anyone in danger. The simulator, called the MILO Range, is used in police academies across the country to train officers. Fairview Heights is the first department in the metro-east to purchase its own.