Mo West Law Enforcement Academy Simulator Ribbon Cutting Thursday

The Missouri Western State University Regional Law Enforcement Academy will host a ribbon-cutting for two new simulators this week.

The simulators, the MILO Range Theater system and FAAC Police Driving Simulator, will enhance the Academy’s ability to safely train cadets in a variety of emergency scenarios.

The MILO Range Theater system provides trainees with a fully immersive training environment for a variety of use-of-force scenarios. The three-screen set-up gives trainees a 180-degree field of view and is interactive from all directions, allowing trainee responses to multiple threats and applications of proper tactics simultaneously.

FAAC’s Police Driving Simulator allows trainees to hone their skills in a vehicle pursuit scenario, appropriate use of force, and other emergency decision-making situations in a way that reduces risk for both law enforcement and others.

The ribbon cutting is scheduled for Thursday, June 8 at 4 P.M. in Wilson Hall, room 150. The event will include a demonstration of the simulators.

The simulators were purchased through federal funding provided by the City of St. Joseph.