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Just-published study on police expertise and the use of force

Here's a just-published study by the Polis Solutions team on police expertise and the use of force showing that experienced officers place a higher priority on force mitigation and de-escalation than novice officers in their decision-making. The results of the study suggest ways to further improve use of force training by accelerating the development of expertise in new officers. Thanks to BJA for funding this important research! Click here to read the full study.

Polis will use VirTra V-100 in NIJ-funded Study

Researchers from Michigan State University, Wichita State University, and Polis Solutions are using VirTra's V-100 in their National Institute of Justice-funded study "Assessment of Cognitive Performance-Based Training to Improve Officer Decision-Making." The researchers determined VirTra's simulator was the best way to benchmark officer performance, allowing the system to play a crucial role in their study by tracking changes in officer performance. Officers from three departments will be trained with Body Worn Camera (BWC) content in the Polis Patrol Expert online decision-making software. Before and after the training, officers will have their performance measured in the VirTra V-100 simu

Beyond De-Escalation: The T3 Approach to Building Trust and Safety

Jonathan Wender's article, "Beyond De-Escalation: The T3 Approach to Building Trust and Safety" was featured in the January 2020 International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) newsletter. To view the original article, please click here. To view the full 2020 IADLEST newsletter click here.

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