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Simulation-based Training to Facilitate a Controlled and Coordinated Response to Crisis Situations

There is no standard definition of what constitutes a mass shooting. The RAND Corporation reports that “The U.S. government has never defined mass shooting as a separate category of crime, and there is not yet a broadly accepted definition of the term.” But inconsistencies in definitions and media reporting cannot perpetuate inconsistencies in police response. Every active shooter situation is unique and requires a controlled response in these crisis situations. Active shooter response is complex, dynamic, high risk, and demands a coordinated multi-agency response in order to mitigate chaos and keep officers and civilians safe.

Responding to an Active Shooter

Every MILO simulation solution ships with over 900 immersive role-playing scenarios. Roughly 20 percent of the standard MILO scenarios focus on active shooter response. That’s hundreds of unique immersive scenarios with branching decision trees. Scenarios have a range of settings (schools, houses of worship, retail locations, outdoor events, etc.) and diverse actors (various ages, cultural backgrounds, and so on). This allows your trainees to build skills ranging from situational awareness and target recognition to forming a rapid deployment team, coordinating with various agencies on the scene, and more.

In addition to existing scenarios, MILO instructors are trained to film and edit their own scenarios at potential high-risk locations in their own communities. They can then involve community leaders in recognizable local scenarios and coordinate potential responses together. MILO Virtual simulators are fully customizable so that first responders can safely participate in iterative and localized training to hone their instincts and skills to ensure the best possible outcomes.

With simulation-based training, you can prepare for the complexity of large events with many potential victims while avoiding the logistical challenges of live training in a stadium, shopping mall, or similar locale. In addition, your officers will have the opportunity to practice in these high-pressure, high-population, and high-danger situations in simulation and become adept at maintaining situational awareness and applying appropriate interventions as early as possible to contain the situation and control the chaos quickly.

Simulator Tools to Support your Policies, Values, and Officers

The real value in an integrated, immersive active shooter training simulation solution is that it allows officers to develop and sustain skills that are very difficult to hone outside of a large, disruptive, and expensive multi-agency mass-casualty exercise.

MILO simulators are instructor controlled, with full audio/video capture and advanced logging, debriefing, and scenario developmental tools. Any scenario can be made more intense and challenging (or eased off) at any time, before beginning the scenario or while running it.

MILO’s trainee-centered after-action debriefing process actively engages officers in mining each of their sessions for every teachable moment and opportunity for improvement.  Our simulator solutions provide a sensory-rich environment, designed to onboard real and vivid emotional responses.  Your instructors then harness these responses to guide your teams toward the actions that best reflect your community needs and departmental standards.

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Police Active Shooter Training Solutions

We invest time in understanding your needs and policies upfront, then work closely with your team to develop and deliver the appropriate training 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 inevitably change over time. We don’t just sell equipment; we partner with agencies and their instructors to develop their ideal simulation-based training solution.

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