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How Law Enforcement Agents Decide Whether to Use Deadly Force

Published on August 3, 2021

Published on https://www.nbcboston.com/ By Monica Madeja  Published August 3, 2021  ATF agents said interactions can turn violent quickly — within minutes — and decisions need to be made in a split second while adhering to strict guidelines. In a split second, police may have to decide whether to use force and it can mean life or … Continued

COE Faculty Member Named as MILO Advisory Board Member

Published on July 15, 2021

Originally published: Jul 14, 2021, | Education, Faculty/Staff, General News A faculty member from Louisiana Tech’s College of Education has been named as an advisory board member to an organization that works to improve military and law enforcement industries. Dr. Todd Castleberry, an assistant professor of kinesiology in Louisiana Tech’s College of Education, is on the MILO Cognitive Advisory … Continued

Understanding Adolescent Brains and Training to Keep Kids Safe

Published on July 13, 2021

Understanding Adolescent Brains and Training to Keep Kids Safe
  No police officer ever wants to be involved in a call where a child gets hurt. And yet, over the last 6 years, at least 111 children have been killed by police in the U.S according to the Washington Post. Just this year, 13-year-old Adam Toledo was killed by an officer on March 29 … Continued

Creative Thinking—It’s Not just for De-Escalation

Published on May 3, 2021

Creative Thinking—It’s Not just for De-Escalation
  By Dr. Joy VerPlanck and Todd Fletcher We’re in a new era in law enforcement. Widespread calls for police reform are forcing policy makers, agency leaders, and instructors to adapt with new ways of doing the same job—in an environment that is definitely not the same as it once was. For instance, consider how … Continued

How Does an Officer Mistake a Gun for a Taser?

Published on April 30, 2021

How Does an Officer Mistake a Gun for a Taser?
  How does an officer mistake a gun for a Taser?  This question has been ricocheting around the Internet this last week as citizens, outraged, watch another deadly video, and hear the panic in an officer’s voice as she recognizes the horrific error she has made.   The answer to this question is as complex … Continued

NFL Alumni and Law Enforcement Officers Gather Together on the MILO Field

Published on April 8, 2021

NFL Alumni and Law Enforcement Officers Gather Together on the MILO Field
  There are only a few high-intensity professions that include hostile adversaries, a high threat of injury, and often unfriendly media attention. Not only are these professions difficult while performing—they have lingering effects in the home and when transitioning to new careers. The impact of this kind of mental stress on individuals and families among … Continued

Breaking News: Active Shooters and the Actions We Can Take Right Now

Published on April 1, 2021

Breaking News: Active Shooters and the Actions We Can Take Right Now
  It seems like there are daily Breaking News stories of yet another active shooter situation, while innocent people are in harm’s way as they are going to work, picking up groceries, eating dinner, visiting the doctor, getting gas, taking the kids to daycare, going to school. It is easy to feel helpless and angry … Continued

MILO Kicks off New Outreach Program with Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops

Published on March 23, 2021

MILO Kicks off New Outreach Program with Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops
  With a focus on the whole officer, MILO’s new holistic approach reimagines outreach potential for community—and officer—wellness and safety. The MILO-Cognitive division, evidence-based curriculum, and outreach training resources built on the foundation of cognitive research, recently formed a partnership with the makers of the Emmy Award-winning HBO documentary ERNIE & JOE: CRISIS COPS. The … Continued

Live, Virtual, Cognitive—The New MILO

Published on March 16, 2021

Live, Virtual, Cognitive—The New MILO
New logo, new divisions, new partners  — and the same attention to detail and customer support that has made MILO a leader in simulation training systems since 1994. 2020 was a unique and challenging year for law enforcement agencies, but MILO has remained committed and successful in our mission to ensure the best, most effective … Continued