Cognitive News

Demands for Police Reform Training Necessitate Modern Policing Solutions

Published on December 29, 2021

Demands for Police Reform Training Necessitate Modern Policing Solutions
  As calls for police reform echo throughout the country, police agencies are at a critical moment in time when taking stock of agency policies and training must occur, if law enforcement hopes to remain locally relevant and nationally respected. Police reform training must include de-escalation training, but this alone is not enough. It is … Continued

MILO-based Training Supports Department of Justice COPS Grant-based Initiatives

Published on November 16, 2021

MILO-based Training Supports Department of Justice COPS Grant-based Initiatives
  The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) announced in October that the Justice Department had awarded “over $33 million in grants to advance community policing efforts across the country.” These funds will be used “to support promising practices through the development and testing of innovative strategies,” to build “knowledge … Continued

Virtual Event: Trauma-Informed Policing: Improving Mental Health and Public Safety

Published on November 8, 2021

Virtual Event: Trauma-Informed Policing: Improving Mental Health and Public Safety
  Join our Training Content Specialist, Jeff Carek, and other panelists for a conversation on Trauma-Informed Policing: Improving Mental Health and Public Safety. This virtual event is hosted by Ford School of Public Policy-University of Michigan on November 15. Police deal with trauma on a daily basis, which is not systematically addressed. That can lead to police … Continued

MILO Announces Research Partnership with Kent State University

Published on October 28, 2021

Arotech Corporation’s Training and Simulation Division (ATSD) announces a research and development partnership between MILO’s Cognitive Division and the Kent State University Electrophysiological Neuroscience Laboratory of Kent (ENLoK). “ENLoK is generating path-breaking social science discoveries,” said Dr. Lisa Troyer, program manager, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory, “The team’s efforts are leading … Continued

Virginia Beach Police increase officer training with new MILO simulator

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A split-second decision can mean the difference between life and death, which is why Virginia Beach Police are revamping the way officers are trained. In April, through grant money, the department purchased the MILO training simulator. It’s a computer system equipped with more than 1,000 scenarios that put officers, recruits, and even … Continued

MILO Simulator used in Macomb Citizen Police Academy

Published on October 13, 2021

Macomb law enforcement agencies have been working to implement reforms to address the concerns of residents and those on the front lines. At the forefront of many initiatives is how to better deal with the public. The Eastpointe Police Department’s Chaplain Program and the Sterling Heights Citizens Police Academy are examples of programs that build … Continued

MILO Simulators used to Train Michigan Medicine Public Safety and Security

Published on October 4, 2021

The University of Michigan’s Michigan Medicine Public Safety and Security team was awarded two Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) for the 2021 season, in part because of their work utilizing Multiple Integrated Learning Objectives (MILO) training. The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) recognize and reward companies and individuals across the security sector. The awards are … Continued

How Law Enforcement Agents Decide Whether to Use Deadly Force

Published on August 3, 2021

Published on 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