Prince George's County Police Hope Interactive Software Will Help Cops De-Escalate Potentially Violent Situations

10:34 PM, Jul 10, 2012   |    comments
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LANHAM, Md. (WUSA) -- Prince George's County police are touting what they describe as one of the most important pieces of technology they've ever acquired.

It's called the Milo use-of-force simulator, a state of the art, interactive, scenario-based software system that Prince George's County police just started using to train officers when to fire their weapons, and when not to.

Major Mark Person, the commander of the department's training division, says the new system came at the perfect time -- that police officers are confronted with more armed suspects than ever before, and therefore must have a better understanding than ever about how to deal with those situations.

"This system allows us to reverse the camera and show exactly how the officers moved to cover, how they fired, what they did, and it's an eye-opener for the officer going through the scenario," Person said.

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