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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: 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

Simulator prepares police for making decisions under pressure

Published on May 7, 2019

Three weeks ago, when the New Britain Police Department and Mayor Erin Stewart told the public about their new police training simulator, they couldn’t have had any idea how relevant this technology would become. In a span of five days in mid-April, three Connecticut police departments would find themselves entrenched in controversial police shootings. The … Continued

Modern Policing in American Schools

Published on April 18, 2019

Nowhere is the fishbowl of modern policing more intense than in our nation’s high schools. In many ways, it’s a double fishbowl: First and foremost, law enforcement, school resource officers, staff, and first responders are under intense scrutiny. But on top of that, students live in an intense social media fishbowl of their own making. … Continued

From tragedy to training: Simulator purchased as part of Sgt. Sean Gannon facility puts officers into real-life scenarios to hone their skills

Published on April 16, 2019

From tragedy to training: Simulator purchased as part of Sgt. Sean Gannon facility puts officers into real-life scenarios to hone their skills
The people on the screen were actors, but the scenarios played out in the basement of the Yarmouth Police Department were very much situations any police officer could encounter. As the landscape of policing the country continues to evolve, so too must police. Officers Brian Niezgoda and Rick Aprea stood in front of the MILO … Continued