The people on the screen were actors, but the scenarios played out in the basement of the Yarmouth Police Department were very much situations any police officer could encounter.
As the landscape of policing the country continues to evolve, so too must police.
Officers Brian Niezgoda and Rick Aprea stood in front of the MILO Range simulator recently with two light guns – created to simulate their police-issued weapons – in their hands.
The MILO – Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives – system, one of a handful in the state inside individual police departments including Worcester, allows for Yarmouth police to run through 600 or more different virtual situations. The $58,000 system was purchased last year by the Yarmouth Police Foundation and is just a piece of a $1.2 million Sgt. Sean M. Gannon K-9/Police Officer Training Facility that will be constructed on the Yarmouth Police Department ground.
Scott J. Croteau, Mass Live April 11, 2019