The baton training simulation solutions are built on the same high-definition simulation platform as MILO Range. These multi-screen motion-tracking surround “theaters” create an emotionally immersive role-playing environment. Every system comes with a standard library of generic scenarios, and can also be expanded to include custom scenarios to meet the training demands of your agency and community. Your instructor controls the branching decision tree as officers navigate challenging interactions with suspects, citizens, and other responders. Officers have an opportunity to exercise every facet of use of force from fine-tuning their presence and tone of voice to employing specific de-escalation or force options. Throughout every scenario, the instructor can make adjustments to hone their students’ situational awareness, community policing, active listening, and de-escalation skills. Every scenario can be run in interactive low-light/flashlight conditions. As a result, law enforcement officers can train for a variety of situations in which baton use might be necessary, whether in the course of an arrest, self-defense, or any other scenario that can arise in the course of patrol. As a less-lethal option, impact weapons like the baton allow law enforcement to utilize and appropriate amount of force for the situation – but only when they’ve undergone an immersive training course.
On the street, nothing occurs in isolation that’s why FAAC offers solutions like DrivingForce, the industry’s only fully integrated police driver training and force-options simulator solution. Every confrontation is preceded and followed by driving. Each year almost as many officers die on the road as in armed confrontations with suspects. Training officers to smoothly transition from pursuit to contact, deescalating at every stage, is vital to improving outcomes and eliminating avoidable injuries and death. With proper practice that bridges the scenario from driving to the use of a weapon (whether Taser, baton, or a firearm), simulation training allows law enforcement personnel to gain training experiences that will translate to on-the-job decision making. Paired with adequate instruction, simulation training can go beyond individual tactical choices and instead represent the full range of decision making required by police officers on duty.