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The ‘Bloody Hundredth’ edge; 100th SFS sharpens skills

Published on November 1, 2019

Defenders train regularly to maintain readiness, so when they receive the call to put their lives at risk for the people they protect, they’re prepared. The 100th Security Forces Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England, has incorporated a firearms training simulator into their regular training and it’s helping them increase their readiness and posture. The simulator … Continued

Air Force creates futuristic fighters

Published on October 8, 2019

Technology around the world is constantly improving, which influences the Air Force to keep up with these new developments by innovating and finding ways to effectively train Airmen. At Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, these updates can be seen in various virtual reality training systems. Now, the 7th Security Forces Squadron is implementing the newly-improved … Continued

MILO Studios: Interactions and Encounters with Youth Subjects

Published on October 4, 2019

MILO Studios: Interactions and Encounters with Youth Subjects
  Filmed with: Grand Rapids, MI Police Department Production Dates: October 2018 Location: In/Around Grand Rapids MI locale—schools, parks, parking lots-typical places where juveniles congregate. Mid-American sized city police department Number of scenarios: 10 Training Topic (problem to be addressed): Department leadership wanted to leverage use of their MILO system to make a set of … Continued

Filming Simulation Training Videos: Filming Habits For Easy Editing

Published on October 1, 2019

Filming Simulation Training Videos: Filming Habits For Easy Editing
There are several things you can do while filming to make your editing life much, much easier: Use a tripod: Stationary shots are much easier to smoothly edit together (and much less disorienting to trainees experiencing them in an immersive simulation).  You’ll often use a moving camera during the Approach (the first portion of the … Continued

Filming Police Simulation Training Videos: Capturing Audio

Published on September 24, 2019

Filming Police Simulation Training Videos: Capturing Audio
In order to meet any training objective, you need to be sure the trainee has the opportunity to hear everything they need to hear, and pick out the vital details.  That means you need to capture clean and clear audio. clean audio is audio that doesn’t overlap; one actor is speaking at a time, or … Continued

Filming Police Simulation Training Videos: Capturing Video

Published on September 10, 2019

Filming Police Simulation Training Videos: Capturing Video
  It takes a sharp eye and attentive mind to translate what you see on your camera’s three-inch monitor to what a trainee will see on the wall-sized screen of your training sim. All video production revolves around framing or “blocking your shots.” In a properly blocked shot: Everything you want the audience to see … Continued

Filming Police Simulation Training Videos: Choosing A Camera

Published on August 27, 2019

Filming Police Simulation Training Videos: Choosing A Camera
When you start looking at the possibilities of making your own immersive police training videos, it’s easy to get fixated on the technology–especially cameras.  That’s not really necessary. There are major motion pictures shot entirely on iPhones–and absolutely awful movies filmed with the very best equipment money can buy. Sure, it’s great to have RED … Continued

California’s Prisons Have New Simulation Software

Published on July 1, 2019

The Multiple Interactive Learning Objective simulator is now in every adult institution to help train custodial and noncustodial officers. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) now has a Multiple Interactive Learning Objective simulator (MILO) in every adult institution. This version, which cost about $688,000 for all 35 one-time licenses, focuses on techniques for communication … Continued

US Air Force acquires new tech for force training

Published on June 20, 2019

The U.S. Air Force Security Forces (SF) Academy has added an innovative technology into its apprentice course to help with force training. The 343rd Training Squadron schoolhouse recently acquired eight Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives simulators from the security forces career field team, as well as a VR-based (virtual reality) training system from industry through a … Continued

Program at Ellsworth brings new type of training

Published on May 23, 2019

Program at Ellsworth brings new type of training
It’s a program designed to keep Security Forces officers sharp and prepared for any situation. “We can do all kinds of realistic scenarios, we can build our own scenarios so if we have a training topic that we want to do for that day or that week or that month, we can concentrate and build … Continued
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