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Illinois State Police expanded access to their MILO Range

Published on December 1, 2022

Illinois State Police expanded access to their MILO Range simulator this year, allowing local law enforcement departments to participate in simulation training. So far, 19 other departments have taken advantage, placing a total of 78 officers through the eight-hour training. “I think the biggest takeaway is giving our recruits, cadets, and troopers the opportunity to … Continued

Implicit Bias Training Positively Impacts Police – Community Interactions

Published on November 16, 2022

Implicit Bias Training Positively Impacts Police – Community Interactions
  Our biases have evolved from upbringing, education, and various experiences and exposures to threat in our lives and they exist to keep us alive. Unfortunately, our implicit biases also guide our interactions based on these stereotypes we’ve internalized and can result in unbalanced policing that increases vulnerability in the communities we are pledged to … Continued

MILO Cognitive Division Partners with Thin Blue Online (TBO) to Create Online Verbal Proficiency Training

Published on October 15, 2022

TBO integrates its patented Breakthrough Performance Technology (BPT) learning methodology with MILO’s high-fidelity, state-of-the-art video-based scenarios to enhance law enforcement’s ability to communicate more effectively, achieve desired outcomes and connect with communities. TBO is a leading provider of public safety training designed to enhance verbal and interpersonal skills that can lead to less use of … Continued

MILO Cognitive Partners with Behavioral Pattern Recognition Experts Arcadia Cognerati to Create the Hoberman Series

Published on October 13, 2022

Arcadia Cognerati Combines its Renowned Human Behavior Pattern Recognition Methodology with MILO to Enhance Early Threat Recognition & Improve Decision-Making Arcadia Cognerati is the world leader in developing cognitive training content, leveraging both Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis (HBPR&A) and an understanding of the limits of human performance. Combined with MILO’s deep technical knowledge and ability to … Continued

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 the 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 … 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

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