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Stress Inoculation, Use-of-Force Training, and “Deescalation Behind the Wheel”

Published on July 28, 2021

Stress Inoculation, Use-of-Force Training, and “Deescalation Behind the Wheel”
  An increasing number of law enforcement agencies are engaging in increasingly lively discussions around use-of-force training. These are extremely important conversations—often difficult, always complex. Part of the challenge is that use-of-force training is a hot-button topic. But a good deal of complexity arises from the simple fact that it’s hard to have a national … Continued

The Physiology of Situational Awareness Training

Published on July 16, 2021

The Physiology of Situational Awareness Training
  As a practical matter, use-of-force training and situational awareness training must go hand in hand. We regularly ask officers to quickly assess a chaotic situation and then apply only the “amount of effort required … to compel compliance by an unwilling subject” (according to the International Association of Chiefs of Police). That’s not just … Continued

Situational Awareness Training: Fewer Pursuits—and Less Crime

Published on June 17, 2021

Situational Awareness Training: Fewer Pursuits—and Less Crime
  Although situational awareness training has gained a lot of momentum in recent years, there’s one area of law enforcement where adoption lags: Police driving—and especially high-speed pursuit. For nearly 30 years the Justice Department has considered police pursuits “the most dangerous of all ordinary police activities.” We drive so much, it’s easy to forget … Continued

Answering The Call For Police Reform: De-escalation Tactics Through Training And Technology

Published on May 26, 2021

Answering The Call For Police Reform: De-escalation Tactics Through Training And Technology
  3 Ways Law Enforcement Agencies Can Manage High-risk Vehicle Events and Rebuild Trust With The Community Events in 2020 and early 2021 have led to the deterioration of trust between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve, sparking important conversations around police reform. With law enforcement tactics under increased scrutiny, agencies are reevaluating … Continued

Modern Policing: Stop Changing Rules, Instead Change Minds

Published on April 21, 2021

Modern Policing: Stop Changing Rules, Instead Change Minds
  It’s amazing how much traction “de-escalation” training has received lately. Unfortunately, modern policing is too focused on what we do “at the scene” in dealing with a critical incident.   We all know that true “de-escalation” starts way before we arrive on the scene. “De-escalation” for police must begin in the locker room, as … Continued

Police Pursuit Driving, Officer Liability, and “State-Created Danger”

Published on March 15, 2021

Police Pursuit Driving, Officer Liability, and “State-Created Danger”
  Legal liability—in the form of a “Section 1983” lawsuit targeting law enforcement or an accusation of “state-created danger”—is a constant threat to any community government. It’s been established that immersive simulation-based training tools are a uniquely powerful tool for increasing public safety (by better preparing officers for whatever the street might throw at them). … Continued

Comprehensive Immersive Simulation and “Stress Inoculation”

Published on March 1, 2021

Comprehensive Immersive Simulation and “Stress Inoculation”
  Given the realities of 21st Century law enforcement, “stress inoculation” is an increasingly important element of any training program. But in order to train officers to take control of their emotions in critical moments, we first need to step back and understand how the process of arriving at the scene almost invariably creates enormous … Continued

Precision Immobilization Technique: The Best Tool for Ending Police Pursuits?

Published on January 7, 2021

Precision Immobilization Technique: The Best Tool for Ending Police Pursuits?
  The “precision immobilization technique” (or “PIT”) is one of the very few tools law enforcement has to stop a dangerous pursuit immediately. But it carries certain risks and is becoming increasingly controversial. When performed at lower speeds (below 35 mph), this maneuver—sometimes also called a “pursuit intervention technique” or “tactical vehicle intervention” (“TVI”)—is generally … Continued

1.8M In New Awards for FAAC’s and MILO Range

Published on April 16, 2020

Ann Arbor, Michigan – April 14, 2020 – Arotech Corporation’s Training and Simulation Division (ATSD) announced that it has received $1.8M in orders from its U.S. Department of State Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract vehicle. These orders call for the delivery of 3 FAAC police driving simulators and 12 MILO Range Tactical Judgment Skills Simulators … Continued

Using Simulators to Defeat the Dreaded ” Dunning-Kruger Effect”

Published on March 23, 2020

Using Simulators to Defeat the Dreaded ” Dunning-Kruger Effect”
  Since it was first identified in 1999, the Dunning-Kruger effect has transformed how we talk about people who have no idea what they’re talking about. The “Dunning-Kruger effect” is an exceedingly common—and previously unnamed—psychological blindspot: The human tendency to vastly overestimate our abilities because we know very little about a field.  (The title of … Continued
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