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Appropriate Demographic Representation for Effective Simulation Training

Published on September 14, 2020

Appropriate Demographic Representation for Effective Simulation Training
In order to meet its commitment to stay aligned with and representative of the nation’s demographics, MILO Range Training Systems has engaged in an extensive study of the demographics of all interactions and scenarios offered within its database of scenarios. MILO Range takes its responsibility to provide robust and demographically representative training for law enforcement … Continued

Correcting the Imbalance in Law Enforcement Training

Published on August 21, 2020

Correcting the Imbalance in Law Enforcement Training
  There is a disconnect between how law enforcement officers are trained and the actual demands of the job. Often, police are hired from the military where training must focus on preparation for combat. Almost half of police academies use a high-stress “military model” of training, and another third use a hybrid approach based on … Continued

Embracing Reform as a Response to Calls for Defunding the Police

Published on August 7, 2020

Embracing Reform as a Response to Calls for Defunding the Police
  In the last several months, calls to defund the police have increased, as has the backlash against these calls. But it is important to note that there is a common thread that connects both sides: “On all sides, in all directions, the debate over the future of policing remains a debate over safety, driven … Continued

Illinois State Police show Black Lives Matter Groups their MILO Training Simulator Scenarios at the Springfield Academy

Published on August 5, 2020

Illinois State Police show Black Lives Matter Groups their MILO Training Simulator Scenarios at the Springfield Academy
  (The Center Square) – A Springfield Black Lives Matter organizer hopes a training event several members of the group took part in with Illinois State Police on Saturday will be a model moving forward for elsewhere throughout the state and the country. “Police officers make split-second decisions every day in order to effectively protect … Continued

Can De-escalation Training Counteract “Siege Mentality”?

Published on July 15, 2020

Can De-escalation Training Counteract “Siege Mentality”?
  Police de-escalation training already does a remarkable job: According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 40 million people have contact with police each year. 1.9 percent of those people report the use (or threatened use) of force. In only, a vanishingly small percentage of cases (by even the highest estimates not more than .0035 … Continued

Collaborative training bridges the divide between police and the communities they serve 

Published on July 7, 2020

Collaborative training bridges the divide between police and the communities they serve 
  Mutual support between local communities and the law enforcement agencies that serve them is critical. Communities rely on their local police to protect and serve, and the officers need participation and cooperation in order to effectively maintain public safety. Building relationships within communities can help reduce tensions and conflict between citizens and police and … Continued

Using Simulators for more Effective Police Training for Homeless Policy Scenarios

Published on July 1, 2020

Using Simulators for more Effective Police Training for Homeless Policy Scenarios
  We’ve already the challenges addressing homelessness poses for law enforcement. The interaction of substance use, mental health issues, and chronic physical health issues among the homeless conspire to create a reinforcing cycle: Poor behavior and poor decisions create negative interactions with the public. These necessitate the involvement of law enforcement and lead to temporary … Continued

San Diego County DA Funds De-escalation Training for Police, Distributes 911 Checklist Card

Published on June 30, 2020

San Diego County DA  Funds De-escalation Training for Police, Distributes 911 Checklist Card
   Released on May 21, 2019: San Diego County DA Individuals with mental health issues frequently come into contact with the criminal justice system and too often, the outcomes fall short of helping people who face those challenges. Today, San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan announced two initiatives designed to improve the way law … Continued

Mental Health Training for Police: An Economic Argument

Published on June 24, 2020

Mental Health Training for Police: An Economic Argument
  It’s obvious that homelessness and mental health are huge issues in America. But let’s take a minute and set aside the enormous human toll. Just looking at your budgets, there’s an extremely persuasive economic argument for offering officers better training to deal with calls where there many be a mental health issue involved. Investment … Continued

New Academic Research Offers Insight on Improving De-Escalation Skills with MILO Range Simulators

Published on June 23, 2020

New Academic Research Offers Insight on Improving De-Escalation Skills with MILO Range Simulators
  Simulation is an innovative branch of educational technology and a successful medium for teaching critical skills in high-tempo—and oftentimes dangerous—professions. In a variety of settings, simulation education—broadly defined as “a bridge between classroom learning and real-life…experience” by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare—can be used not only for learning core competencies, maintaining skill proficiency, and … Continued
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