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OSU-OKC Unveils New Weapons Training Simulator
 
Responding to an armed bank robbery, dealing with a disgruntled employee outside of work, holding a gun, or searching for an active shooter – these are the virtual scenarios Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) Police Science students have the opportunity to experience through the new, state-of-the-art interactive training system called Milo Range Theater.  
 
FBI statistics show many law enforcement shootings take place from less than 10 feet away. Proper training saves lives and to better prepare its students on when to shoot and when not to shoot, OSU-OKC obtained the Milo Range Theater. The system is designed to evaluate decision-making skills through interactive video scenarios and virtual environments to provide realistic training.
 
“The benefits of Milo Range are immeasurable,” said Dr. Larry Robinson, OSU-OKC Human Services division head. “This system is integral to our Police Science program because it trains our students on the proper use of force by a police officer, and it allows our instructor to safely and effectively train our students through real-world learning experiences, forcing them to make life and death decisions.”
 
OSU-OKC Police Science students will have the opportunity to train on the Milo Range during the Patrol Procedures course. The simulator offers hundreds of scenarios and is designed to provide a superior immersive training environment so the men and women who rely on the system are prepared for challenges they may face in the future.
 
“We’ve all seen virtual training programs that look like video games, but the Milo Range Theater takes interactive training to an entirely new level.” Robinson said. “Our students will be better trained and more responsive to use-of-force encounters allowing them to be better positioned for future law enforcement careers.”
 
The award-winning MILO Range product line has been continuously selected as the de-facto training simulator for all branches of law enforcement, military, security and public safety agencies throughout the United States and the world, according to Milo Range.

OSU-OKC’s Police Science program focuses on the relationship between the police mission and influences such as the courts and the community, and provides present and future officers with special skills needed to meet the diversified demands of their jobs.
 
The curriculum is accredited by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) and provides an alternate route to Peace Officer Certification for students desiring a career in police work.
 
OSU-OKC’s Police Science program is accepting applications now. Interested program participants and their families are welcome to attend OSU-OKC’s Law Enforcement Open House from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, July 25 at the OSU-OKC Human Services Education Center located at 3401 W. Reno Ave. Special guests will include the Oklahoma City Police Department’s helicopter unit, motorcycle unit and bike patrol.
 
For more information on OSU-OKC’s Police Science program, visit www.osuokc.edu/humanservices. Fall 2015 enrollment is currently open. To enroll, visit www.osuokc.edu/enroll.
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