ECPI University Press Releases (April 2014)

Criminal Justice Students Experience Reality without Danger

Advanced Firearm Simulator Helps Students Learn How to “Make the Right Call”

Virginia Beach, VAECPI University will unveil its newly-acquired Milo Range Pro v4 – an advanced interactive augmented-reality training system designed to enhance use-of-force and firearms training – on Thursday, April 17 at 4:00 p.m. at the Virginia Beach campus, located at 5555 Greenwich Road.

Used by law enforcement agencies around the country, it is an important tool for students to use in the development of their situational assessment skills. “While it may seem like a shooting simulator, the Milo offers so much more,” says ECPI University Associate Dean of Criminal Justice Ife Alexander-Caines. “It is an excellent tool for the development of communication and critical thinking skills, especially when working as a team.

“ECPI University has a long history of providing its students with hands-on learning experiences and this simulator gives them an unprecedented opportunity to prepare themselves for the real world. The practice scenarios will allow students to determine when to utilize verbal conflict management skills and when responses need to be escalated. Students can also practice working as partners when they navigate the various scenarios.”

To view a video that demonstrates the Milo Range system in use, please click on this link. For more information or to set up a demonstration, please contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu.

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