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The IACP Trust Building Campaign – How leveraging MILO simulation training can help your organization fulfill its pledge

Published on September 22, 2022

The IACP Trust Building Campaign – How leveraging MILO simulation training can help your organization fulfill its pledge
  A Low-Trust Environment Today’s public safety organizations operate in a complex and challenging environment while interacting with an often skeptical and untrusting public. Heightened scrutiny surrounding use of force, demands for greater access to internal policies and procedures, and the public’s perception of biased police action—often fueled by incomplete or sensationalized media accounts—have all … Continued

The Myths and Misunderstandings about De-escalation and Use of Force in Policing

Published on August 12, 2022

The Myths and Misunderstandings about De-escalation and Use of Force in Policing
  When it comes to public perceptions of policing, discussions are often guided by terminology that may not be entirely clear to the public. Two common misconceptions involve the terms “de-escalation” and “less-lethal” force. As retired Lt. Frank Borelli describes in Officer Magazine (May 2022), de-escalation in policing is usually understood by the public as … Continued

Bartlesville Police Let Public Try Police Training Simulations

Published on July 29, 2022

Bartlesville Police invited the community to a hands-on experience answering a 911 call using the MILO Range Simulator. Bartlesville Police are hoping this will give a better understanding of the challenges they face. They open the MILO Range simulator to the public several times yearly. “Mostly, they’re very thankful, and they thank us for what … Continued

The Effects of Camera Monitoring on Police Officer Performance in Critical Incident Situations: a MILO Simulator Study

Published on July 20, 2022

The Effects of Camera Monitoring on Police Officer Performance in Critical Incident Situations: a MILO Simulator Study
  Kent State University (KSU) Shares Results of First MILO Range Simulator Study on the Impact of Body-Worn Cameras on Police Officer Performance. KSU’s Electrophysiological Neuroscience Laboratory of Kent (ENLoK), led by Dr. Will Kalkhof, conducted research “…to explore whether officer performance during simulated critical incidents is impaired by camera-induced attentional conflict.” Citing research supported … Continued

Shooting Range Lead Cleanup: Indoor Best Practices

Published on July 7, 2022

Shooting Range Lead Cleanup: Indoor Best Practices
  Lead exposure from shooting range operations isn’t just a hypothetical concern. Studies have repeatedly found elevated blood lead levels in recreational shooters who regularly visit shooting ranges. Based on this 2014 work from the CDC, it seems likely that at least 400 people land at a doctor’s office yearly with elevated blood lead levels … Continued

Shooting Range Lead Removal: Outdoor Best Practices

Published on July 1, 2022

Shooting Range Lead Removal: Outdoor Best Practices
  Around 60,000 metric tons of lead ammo is fired in the US each year, most of it at shooting ranges. That’s a lot of lead being released into the air—where it immediately coats shooters’ faces and hands—and scattered on the ground—where it may leech into groundwater or migrate beyond your property. Without reliable shooting … Continued

What to Consider When Building a Home Shooting Range

Published on June 8, 2022

What to Consider When Building a Home Shooting Range
  We all recognize that frequent practice is vital to being able to safely and effectively handle a firearm and reliably put shots on target. Nonetheless, less than 13% of all U.S. gun owners report regularly making it to the range. Roughly half of all gun owners say they go to a range rarely if … Continued

Reenvisioning Police Training: The Need for Creative Thinking and Instructional Design

Published on May 26, 2022

Reenvisioning Police Training: The Need for Creative Thinking and Instructional Design
From  Article: VerPlanck, Joy.“Reenvisioning Police Training: The Need for Creative Thinking and Instructional Design,” Police Chief Online, April 27, 2022.   A new era of scrutiny and public demand for police transparency has put agencies and officers in the white-hot heat of a spotlight in search of reform.1 Police can no longer look at threats as … Continued

William James College Launches First-of-a-Kind Police and Mental Health Practitioner Co-Response Academic Training Program

Published on May 17, 2022

Under the direction of Dr. Sarah Abbott, the first clinician hired for the award-winning, internationally renowned Framingham Jail Diversion Program, William James College’s cutting-edge training program for law enforcement and clinicians will reshape the way first responders approach situations involving individuals in a mental health crisis. The program will use a MILO training system that … Continued

Emotional intelligence is touted as an essential officer skill. Here’s why, and how, officers should develop it.

Published on April 18, 2022

Emotional intelligence is touted as an essential officer skill. Here’s why, and how, officers should develop it.
Throughout the news, community policing grants, and the latest issue of Police Chief Magazine from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), you will find a theme surrounding the essential skills of today’s law enforcement professionals. That language includes words like empathy, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness—stressing the importance of an emotionally regulated and sympathetic … Continued
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