Jasper County Emergency Management is the Recipient of a Jasper Community Foundation Grant for Law Enforcement Training Equipment, the MILO Simulator.
Law enforcement agencies in Jasper County, in partnership with Jasper County Emergency Management, recently collaborated on the purchase of a de-escalation and use-of-force simulator. The MILO Range brand simulator provides opportunities for law enforcement officers to participate in hundreds of real-time video scenarios that help prepare them for real life situations. Officers using the simulator are equipped with all the same tools and equipment they carry every day, only the weapons do not shoot or deploy real projectiles.
The simulator provides a level of realism that cannot be duplicated in a standard training environment and allows the officers opportunities to improve de-escalation skills, firearms proficiency, and the use of other non-lethal weapons systems.
Total cost of the project was $38,000. This project was made possible by a generous $10,000 grant from the Jasper Community Foundation along with funding from each of the participating agencies. Agencies participating in this project include the Jasper County EMA, Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, Newton Police Department, Monroe Police Department, Colfax Police Department, and Prairie City Police Department.