Despite the name, MILO Range is designed to go beyond marksmanship and firearm training. This isn’t just a “police firearm training system” or a simple “use-of-force” and force-options simulator; it is a “human interaction simulator.” The focus isn’t just on shooting, because the use of an officer’s firearm won’t always be the right choice for the situation. Instead, MILO offers scenario-based police training that requires the trainee to choose the appropriate tactic, whether or not that requires the use of a weapon. While marksmanship will always be of the utmost importance, police officers decision-making ability is often even more crucial to maintaining public safety.
While MILO’s “skill-focused” modes are akin to a very advanced firing range, the HD video scenarios offer a depth and breadth of police skills training otherwise unavailable. These are fully emotionally immersive role-playing simulation scenarios, shot in high-definition video, featuring branching decision trees. Every HD scenario both the standard library and those custom produced for your law enforcement agency can be run in an interactive low-light/flashlight conditions. Training can be performed on a handgun, rifle, shotgun, or even using TASER or pepper spray.
With MILO 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 student’s judgment and skills (be they tactical, judgment, or communication). As a result, officers will be better equipped to judge when the use of a firearm is necessary, or if opportunities to de-escalate without the use of a weapon may be possible.
On the street, nothing occurs in isolation, that’s why MILO Range offers solutions like DrivingForce, the industry’s only fully integrated police driver training and force-options simulator solution. Each year more officers die on the road than in confrontations with suspects. Training officers to smoothly transition from pursuit to contact, deescalating at every step, is a vital step in improving outcomes and eliminating avoidable injuries and death. Law enforcement training goes far beyond shooting scenarios, because police officers are engaged in a wide variety of challenging activities while on patrol.