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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

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

New Britain police get high-tech lessons in driving, shooting

Published on April 15, 2019

NEW BRITAIN — Police Sgt. Thomas Gray adjusts the patrol car’s seat, straps on the seat belt, shifts into drive and begins a lights-and-siren emergency run across town. Rush-hour traffic makes it more of a maze than a race, and Gray gets bounced around a bit as he swerves past a bus, brakes fast for … Continued

Defenders Train Against Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Published on April 10, 2019

The MILO Range Training Simulator used by Security Forces at 50+ Air Force bases has a unique Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) feature. The MILO “UAS Takedown” skill­ builder allows Defenders to train to proficiency without the need for ammunition, and without being limited by flight line restrictions. Defenders can use their own shotgun with a … Continued

The Opioid Crisis Complicates Modern Policing

Published on March 29, 2019

Opioids are now the leading external cause of preventable death in the United States, according to the most recent report from the National Safety Council (NSC). A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in July, 2018 found that people who use opioids are 13 times more likely to be involved with … Continued

Cops shoot, or don’t, in simulation

Published on March 28, 2019

Armed with guns and Tasers, Teton County commissioners Natalia Macker and Greg Epstein were told to get ready to face a man who might have a gun. “This is an auto burglary in progress,” Teton County Sgt. Trevor Aitken told them. “Your suspect is a white male, about 5-foot-8 in a gray shirt. Other officers … Continued
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