High level simulation training is a necessity to prepare officers for real world situations they face. High level simulation training is the final building block in the Seven Levels of Simulation Training. In this article, Larry Nadeau explores four distinct types of high level simulations that should be included in all training programs. Nadeau expands upon the concepts that were set forth in 1995 by law enforcement training icon, Gary T. Klugiewicz, and Richard Rosenkrantz, RedMan’s former Special Projects Manager.
It’s essential to recognize that high level simulations should only be conducted once an instructor has spent an adequate amount of time developing the skills and proper technique defined in the first six levels, which include: shadow training, prop training, partner training, dynamic movement, relative positioning and environmental factor training. By the time an officer is ready for High Level Simulations, the officer should be proficient in the other six levels. This is critical for officer confidence and decision-making skills.
Nadeau is a certified RedMan Instructor Trainer, retired police officer and veteran law enforcement trainer with over 30 years of experience. He was an integral part in the development of the RedMan product line and is a leader in the training community. Today, he is most recognized for his R.A.D Systems program that has set the standard for self defense education around the world.
This article is a must read for any department looking to enhance or update their Use of Force Training program. This takes our Seven Levels of Simulation Training and turns it into the Ten Levels of Replicating Adverse Dynamics. Download the complete article Replicating Adverse Dynamics: 10 Levels of Simulation now.