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2012-2013

 

April 18, 2013


Criminal Justice Department adds Ti Corporations Simulator

 

SimulatorProviding students a powerful and effective training experience, Cowley College’s Criminal Justice Department recently purchased a Ti Training Simulator.

Criminal Justice instructor Frank Owens and director of security and public safety, Matt Stone, traveled to Golden, CO to get ideas on how to set up the room to house the simulator, which was purchased through Carl Perkins grant money.

The maintenance staff at Cowley College helped remodel the Simulator Training Room to include new paint, flooring, lighting and light proof curtains. While, Bryan McChesney, Coordinator, ITV/Technology Specialist also helped setting up the Simulator and getting the room ready for use.

The Ti Training Simulator provides students in the program with highly-effective educational scenarios which challenge the students decision making ability. The scenarios incorporate realistic gunfire, explosions and bodily injury.

“This will help prepare them for having to make a decision and not just shoot every time they pull a weapon,” Owens said.

The Simulator Training Room is also equipped with surround sound to make the scenarios seem even more realistic.

“I have been real pleased with the student interaction,” Owens said. “It is about as realistic of training as you can get with the safety aspect blended in with it.”

Along with the students in the Criminal Justice program, the Campus Security has used the Simulator for training scenarios. The local SWAT team has also used the Simulator and Owens hopes to open it up for local law enforcement to use. There are close to 500 simulations that can be used on the screen.

Owens said the college also has the option of bringing representatives from Ti Training on campus to shoot up to 10 additional scenarios to put on the Simulator. 

“We are coming up with new ideas all the time,” Owens said. “This is going to be an awesome recruitment tool.”

Cowley College faculty and staff are invited to an Open House of the Simulator Training Room and will be able to “Shoot away the Stress” May 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.