When law enforcement officers use CIT techniques, they increase their likelihood of properly reading and responding to non-verbal indicators. Understanding those behavioral cues is especially vital to officers when dealing with a person experiencing acute mental illness.
MILO’s immersive, simulation-based CIT training solutions and Verbal Proficiency Training help officers adopt a therapeutic, recovery-oriented approach to volatile, rapidly evolving mental health crisis interventions. These scenario-based CIT training simulations familiarize officers with the signs and symptoms of mental illness, how to safely de-escalate mental health situations and their reactions to one.
Our CIT solutions offer a collection of sensory-rich training scenarios that are optimized to elicit real and vivid emotive responses in your trainees. Your instructors then harness these responses to guide your teams toward creating the outcomes that best reflect your community values and departmental standards.
MILO’s branching scenarios are flexible, allowing the instructor to escalate, de-escalate, and reproduce the situation. Police officers and trainees can work through the same CIT scenario repeatedly, honing their emotional intelligence and soft skills in dealing with emotionally disturbed persons and high-tension situations.
MILO Simulation-based mental health and Verbal Proficiency Training solutions consistently outperform CIT programs incorporating conventional role-play with colleagues or paraprofessionals. Our scenarios are designed and filmed in consultation with active law enforcement, mental health experts, and clinicians. They feature diverse actors and situations, reflecting the realities of your communities.