By Bruce R. Mendelsohn
When the National Law Enforcement Museum opens in Washington, DC, visitors will have a chance to experience the urgency and stress of life-threatening decisions that law enforcement officers experience every day. Advanced Interactive Systems (AIS), Inc.’s judgmental use-of-force simulator will allow visitors to test their decision-making ability in a wide variety of unpredictable situations-all within the safety of PRISimTM simulator. While visiting The Academy gallery (a portion of the museum) the public will be able to experience the intensity in which police recruits are trained to take on the responsibilities of defending the public. “A law enforcement officer in America dies almost every other day,” said National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) Chairman Craig W. Floyd. “But the truth is that most law enforcement could go their entire careers without ever drawing their weapon. The public’s perception is that cops go into these situations with guns blazing, and hat simply isn’t reality. By integrating the AIS simulator within the overall educational goals of the [Museum], the public will have a chance to truly understand the split-second nature of the law enforcement decision-making loop.”
ASI, Inc’s PRISimTM video-based judgment training simulator provides realistic use-of-force training – real life training that helps hone the skills required for officers who will be armed with both lethal and non-lethal weapons. The PRISimTM simulator delivers all the hard realities of a real-life operational encounter: judgment calls, indecision, sudden fear, partial understanding, blindside surprise and eye-blink response to deadly force. The PRISimTM platform produces exceptionally ralistic video-based environments for all aspects of firearms handling, including marksmanship, decision-making, and tactical strategies. PRISimTM utilizes broad-cast quality DVD technology to create vivid digital environments. These situations are as close as you can get to the real thing. In addition to the PRISimTM system, ASI has agreed to create custom content and will offer a comprehensive upgrade program, assuring a state-of-the-art judgmental situational system over the first ten years of the existence of the museum. “AIS is very pleased to make this contribution as a tribute to the many law enforcement professionals who have made the ultimate sacrifice in fulfilling their duties as police officers,” said Ronald Enneking, AIS Executive vice President. “As a company we’re committed to providing the best possible training for people who risk their live for us.”
The Musuem is being built by the NLEOMF. The Museum will be filled with hands-on activities, interactive technology and rotation educational exhibits that will explore the past, present and future of law enforcement in America. It will also offer a forum for discussions on current and emerging trends in law enforcement and serve as a research repository for law enforcement safety.
About Advanced Interactive Systems, Inc.
AIS, Inc. manufactures PRISimTM training simulators for lethal and less-lethal weapons handling and judgment skills.
About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
The NLEOMF operates and maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.