FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

DrugTest 5000 - Draeger Safety Diagnostics Inc
In the past, roadside drug screening has been difficult because it involved the...

Exclusive Webinar!

Originally aired: June 17, 2014  ● 2PM EST

View Webinar Archive Here

Integrated Law Enforcement Complements and Completes Law Enforcement Capabilities

Discover how the combination of intelligence analysis, lead generation, agency collaboration, and communications integration can help you uncover issues faster and take action sooner. Learn how innovative IBM law enforcement solutions can extend the capabilities within your organization to deal with new and emerging threats, improve officer safety, reduce criminal activity, and protect the public. 

Join IBM industry expert Stephen Dalzell and members from the MDPD, IT and homeland security departments of the Miami Dade police department to hear more!

Click here to view archive

 

Product News

2012 ILEETA Challenge Featured FAAC DrivingForce Simulation System

May 04, 2012  | 

FAAC Incorporated and IES Interactive announced the completion of the ILEETA Challenge competition at the 2012 ILEETA Conference in Wheeling, Ill.

The ILEETA Challenge is a physical exertion, driving, and shooting competition using the FAAC DrivingForce simulation training system. DrivingForce consists of both driver and force options training simulation systems.

This year's challenge consisted of a period of physical exercise, a high-speed pursuit of a domestic assault suspect, followed by an active shooter interaction at the IES MILO force options simulator.

Drake Oldham, training officer with the Ohio Attorney General's office, was the winner of the 2012 Challenge. Oldham said the complexity of the scenario created by the simulation systems was as beneficial for the Challenge event as it is for the training room, according to the company.

"We would definitely benefit from more of this type of simulation at the academy," Oldham said.

While it was difficult to provide an in-depth evaluation of the DrivingForce system after such a short interaction with it, Oldham said the amount of requirements necessary for a high score in the challenge was impressive. Use of seatbelts, radio communication, clearing intersections, handling traffic, and communicating with dispatch all served to create a high-stress, intense driving experience. He added that for a training program he would put his state's driving codes into the training scenarios so officers could practice to the standard they will be held to on the road.

FAAC Public Safety Specialist Chuck Deakins, who created and conducted the challenge, said this event encapsulated the equivalent of a full-cycle training event in the FAAC DrivingForce simulation training system.

"We started the challenge with physical exertion to increase the competitors' heart rates, similar a foot chase or a struggle with a subject," Deakins said.

The scenario then moved to the arrest of the subject in a domestic assault. As the subject is being detained, the other half of the dispute drives by in a pickup, fires two shots and flees the scene. The competitors enter the driver training simulator and go into pursuit of the pickup. The pickup stops in a dead end, exits, and fires another round at the competitor. The competitor exits the driving simulator and moves into the force option simulator where a fire-fight ensues.

Students were scored on seatbelt use, activation of lights and siren, radio usage, navigating through traffic, and suspect neutralization.

"The level of competition was very high, and that is a testament to these officers’ own commitment to themselves and their skillsets," Deakins said. "In fact, we had to use a tie-breaker to determine the winner this year."

FAAC Business Developer Bill Martin said the DrivingForce system is a good tool to evaluate trainee responses to stressful events.

"One reason why DrivingForce is such a powerful training tool is that instructors can allow students to fail or act improperly in the scenario, so an instructor can provide the proper remedy," Martin said. "Mostly, we learn from our mistakes, not our successes, so the simulator is the best training tool out there to unearth improper activity so it can be corrected before these officers face the same encounter on the street."

Tags: FAAC/IES, ILEETA, Simulators, Driver Training

Request more info about this product / service / company


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Ford Offers "Surveillance mode" in New Police Interceptor
Ford has tweaked some on-board technology to warn if someone approaches the car from...
New York Man Dies Following Violent Struggle with Police
A man has died following a struggle with six local and state officers, who deployed their...
Council Members Want Baltimore Officers to Wear Video Cameras
Two Baltimore City Councilmen plan to submit legislation today requiring every police...
COPS Office Releases Report on Body-Worn Cameras
The COPS Office has released "Implementing a Body-Worn Camera Program: Recommendations and...
Newest Androids to Offer Default Encryption, Blocking Police Searches
The next generation of Google’s Android operating system, due for release next month, will...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine