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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

Using Simulation Training to Mitigate Implicit Bias in Public Safety

Published on June 11, 2020

Using Simulation Training to Mitigate Implicit Bias in Public Safety
  Nationwide, the actions of law enforcement agencies have come under increased scrutiny. In state and local governments, many legislative bodies are introducing bills to mandate implicit bias and de-escalation training for law enforcement personnel. As an example, a bill approved unanimously in the state senate in Michigan describes implicit bias training as “an evidence-based … Continued

“Train as you fight!” – Closing the Loop in Immersive Training

Published on May 11, 2020

“Train as you fight!” – Closing the Loop in Immersive Training
  Part 3: Imagine this conversation between a professional runner and their athletic trainer: Athletic trainer: “you may get a broken ankle towards the end of a race but as a professional, you’ll be expected to finish.” Athlete: “well, if it’s at the end I suppose…” Athletic trainer: “Right. You’re tough. So the way we’ll … Continued

“Train as you fight!” — The Hidden Impact of Real Faces in Immersive Training

Published on May 4, 2020

“Train as you fight!” — The Hidden Impact of Real Faces in Immersive Training
  Part 2: Part 1 of this series helped explain the physiological importance of simulation training with real faces displaying true emotion in high fidelity, versus trying to trick the sophisticated brain into thinking VR avatars are real. The method of training with simulation has been widely used for more than two decades and helps … Continued

Police Homeless Policy: Training & Outreach

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Police Homeless Policy: Training & Outreach
  Homelessness is a problem in every community. When you don’t have a clear police homeless policy in place, your department can become a lightning rod waiting to be struck. Officer Daniel McDonald (of the Tampa PD) plays much of this out in his Top 10 Reasons to Start a Police Homeless Outreach Program (and … Continued

“Train as you fight!” — The Need for Real Faces in Immersive Training

Published on April 20, 2020

“Train as you fight!” — The Need for Real Faces in Immersive Training
  The inherently dangerous mission of preparing law enforcement and military personnel for crisis situations, particularly when they are equipped with live rounds, lends well to the usage of simulations in training. Not only does this form of educational technology enable them to train safely and with fewer resources, but it also creates a malleable … Continued
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