In a charged political climate, use of force training for police must go beyond sharpening reflexes, developing muscle memory, and keeping skills fresh. Law enforcement officers need to hone a complete set of decision-making tools.
Instructors increasingly report that they don’t just want to prepare officers for the physical facts of using force; they need to prepare officers for the emotional realities of real-life use-of-force situations. Training law enforcement isn’t simply about shooting practice and tactical decisions, but instead must provide police officers with the skills to make the most effective choice for the situation. Training programs should be comprehensive enough to include responses to verbal cues by the officer, threat assessment (including decision-making scenarios about when the use of deadly force is necessary), and a variety of other skills.
MILO’s custom immersive use-of-force training system can be as simple as a single-screen simulator with basic IR-laser-fitted training weapons (matching the weapons used by your agency). Or it can be as complex as a multi-screen “shoothouse” or fully immersive 300-degree motion-tracking surround “theater.” All of this can be customized to meet the needs of your department or training program.
Regardless of size or complexity, every MILO system includes both skill-focused modes (with a variety of “firing range” and CGI live-action exercises) and customizable interactive HD video role-play scenarios. All systems support multiple trainees with multiple weapons. Skill-focused modes include real-time shot feedback and analysis, both static and moving targets, and over 60 exercises. HD video scenarios offer full emotional immersion with branching decisions and tools for after-action decision analysis and replay. Any system can be upgraded with firearm recoil kits, live-fire/laser options, shootback systems, and more. As a result, the tactical training that the officer receives in a MILO Range simulator will translate to real-life situations that require the use of force.
Despite the name, MILO is not limited to simple police firearms training. Any HD scenarios can be run in interactive low-light/flashlight conditions. Separate scenarios are designed for practicing less-lethal police tools (baton, taser, OC spray, etc.), critical incident response, situational awareness, community policing, judgment skills, active listening, operational strategy, and de-escalation.
MILO solutions go beyond the simulation. Over and over again police trainers and instructors report that the real value in their integrated, immersive use-of-force training solution is in the opportunities it creates to pinpoint exactly where their students are succeeding and falling short. MILO offers tools to facilitate after-action debriefing, analyze trainee performance, and create custom scenarios unique to your needs. We train your trainers to train your policy. As those policies change, so can your simulation.
We invest time in understanding your needs and policies in order to develop and deliver the appropriate turnkey solution. We’ll help you find the best way to integrate this custom solution into your training procedures, and support you in maintaining and evolving this solution as your policies and challenges change over time.
We don’t sell equipment; we partner with agencies, police departments, security professionals, and their instructors to develop and create their ideal custom training solution. It’s our goal to ensure that the law enforcement officer has the training that he or she needs to succeed on the job, whether in a situation that requires the use of force or not. Contact us to find out how MILO can help your department and its police officers reach a new level of professionalism in law enforcement.