MILO Range simulation systems and the Verbal Proficiency Training modules allow officers to explore tactics and interventions in complex, nuanced real-world situations. As the name implies, the MILO (“Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives”) simulation system is designed to go beyond marksmanship and firearm training. MILO isn’t just a virtual firing range or a simple “use-of-force” or firearms training simulator. MILO Range simulators are scenario-based “human interaction simulators.”
Police officers working in a MILO scenario face open-ended problems with many possible complications and outcomes. Trainers running the simulation can adapt the scenario in real-time, responding to the police officer’s actions and decisions.
Police officers working in a Verbal Proficiency Training module face communication-based tasks and walk trainees through situations as they evolve from moment to moment, providing insights, communication points, and role model examples of possible responses based on established best practices. This “anytime, any place, any pace” training allows trainees to respond verbally through realistic individual scenarios and then demonstrate their skills via recorded video when they are ready.
MILO Range simulators and the Verbal Proficiency Training modules include a library of scenarios ranging from routine traffic stops to complex mental health crises and domestic conflicts. These are emotionally immersive role-playing simulation scenarios with branching decision trees. Officers can exercise every facet of their training–fine-tuning their presence, verbal communication skills, and de-escalation strategies to force options when necessary, according to department policy.
Throughout every scenario, the instructor can make adjustments to hone both individual and interdependent aspects of a police officer’s judgment, situational awareness, and de-escalation skills. In every scenario, police officers have all of their de-escalation, communication, and force options on the table. Each scenario-based exercise helps trainees build up their mental endurance, remain in the conversation, and maintain calm in intense situations.