New Content Supports MILO’s Commitment to Counter Bias Training
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Ann Arbor, MI – October 2020
Ann Arbor, Michigan – October 19, 2020 – Arotech Corporation’s Training and Simulation Division (ATSD) announces the exclusive licensing of Counter Bias Training Simulation (CBTSim™) to industry-leading MILO Range Training Systems by Washington State University (WSU).
Developed by two Washington State University researchers, CBTSim trains law enforcement officers on recognizing implicit bias in the decisions they make during police-citizen encounters. Its scenarios, which are based on 30 years of data in law enforcement use of force, feature citizens whose characteristics such as age, gender, or race are not predictably related to the scenario outcome – whether use of force is required, for example. Simulations are followed by debriefing and self-evaluation so that officers can identify and understand motivations behind the decisions they make.
Dr. Lois James and Dr. Stephen James, both of the WSU College of Nursing, developed CBTsim in 2016. MILO Range Training Systems has long offered a wide-range of interactive programs for their simulation training systems such as use of force, tactical judgment and firearms training to government, military, law enforcement, and police agencies worldwide. MILO will now offer CBTsim scenarios and curriculum materials on its proprietary simulators, with optional on-site training consulting facilitated by WSU faculty.
“MILO Range is a leader in the simulation industry. They are committed to positive social outcomes, and go far beyond simply teaching officers how to shoot,” said Dr. Lois James. “Their passion for developing thoughtful, fair, and self-reflective officers makes them the perfect partner for CBTsim.”
“CBTsim is widely regarded as the most comprehensive, results-driven implicit-bias training program available,” said Robert McCue, General Manager at MILO Range Training Systems. “We are incredibly proud that they chose MILO Range as a partner to deliver the most interactive, evidence-based training in the industry.”
McCue added, “Police simulators have historically been used to improve trigger response time and force-options accuracy. Now, agencies using a MILO Range system with the CBTsim courseware on it can also train to improve officer’s emotional response and cognitive accuracy.”
CBTsim has been awarded the Seal of Excellence by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST).
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