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.
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 depar
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.