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Controlled Response to Crisis Situations

Every officer is expected to walk into an emergency situation and make the right call. But a high-stress environment naturally constricts our perspective and limits our ability to reason beyond the moment. In these scenarios, situational awareness is a core skill for maintaining focus and being able to identify any threat.

Immersive, emotionally vivid MILO simulations prepare officers to identify, process, and comprehend information before responding to any situation. With the situational awareness training made possible by MILO simulation, officers will be able to maintain focus and stay aware of their environment. The result of the training experience is increased safety for both the officer and others on the scene.

Situational Awareness Training with MILO Range

MILO  is designed to go beyond marksmanship and firearm training. This isn’t just a computerized firing range or a simple “use-of-force” and force-options simulator; it is a “human interaction simulator,” featuring hundreds of standard and custom interactive situational awareness scenarios shot in high-definition video. These are fully emotionally immersive role-playing simulation scenarios with branching decision trees. As a result, officers have an opportunity to exercise every facet of their training, including situational awareness.

These are fully emotionally immersive role-playing simulation scenarios, with branching decision trees. Officers have an opportunity to exercise every facet of their awareness training from fine-tuning their presence, tone of voice, and de-escalation strategies to using force options, when necessary. Throughout every scenario, the instructor can make adjustments to further challenge their student’s judgment and situational awareness, test their focus and reinforce best practices. The result is that the trainee’s experience within the simulation environment will translate to real-world scenarios; situational awareness will be the new normal.

Every police call is preceded and followed by driving.  Each year more officers die due to driving mishaps than handgun assaults.  That’s why MILO  offers solutions like DrivingForce, the industry’s only fully integrated police driver training and police interaction training simulator solution. Training officers to smoothly transition from pursuit to contact, deescalating themselves and the situation at every stage, is a vital step in improving outcomes and community relations, as well as eliminating avoidable injuries and death.


Training your Trainers to Train your Policy

Over and over again trainers and instructors report that the real value in their integrated, immersive community policing training solution is in the opportunities it creates to pinpoint every opportunity for de-escalation, as well as the ramifications of each force option. We train your trainers to train your policy. As those policies change, so will your simulation.

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Situational Awareness Training Solution

We invest time in understanding your needs and policies upfront, then work closely with your team to develop and deliver the appropriate awareness 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 situational awareness training solution.

Our goal is to ensure that officers can handle the stress of emergency situations and demonstrate decision-making excellence regardless of the environment. After working with a MILO simulator, situational awareness will become an invaluable technique that the officer can take into any potentially tactical situation. The ability to identify a potential threat can be life-saving in a dangerous environment, but it’s a skill that must be practiced in order to develop. The officer’s mindset can be honed through situational awareness simulation training to respond quickly to a stimulus that may indicate a threat. In this way, mental alertness can become a normal behavior that is sustained in the long term, ensuring the safety of the officer and others.

At MILO, we believe that situational awareness is a skill that can only be mastered through rigorous practice in an environment that feels like real life. It takes mental fortitude to handle the stress of dangerous situations, and competency in performing under stress is key to the police officer’s decision-making excellence. Simulation training teaches the officer to identify possible threats and maintain personal safety, while also ensuring the safety of bystanders. In order to perform well, officers and other first responders need to be aware of their surroundings in any dangerous situation. But this isn’t default human behavior – the first step is treating awareness as a skill that needs to be trained. Over time, it can become second nature.

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