The Use of Force Training Experience places guests in the shoes of law enforcement officers and exposes them to the types of training exercises officers undergo to be prepared for use-of-force situations.
Guests engage in an intensive training session using both digital and live role-playing scenarios that demonstrate the speed and complexity of use of force decisions. These situations are very real-to-life and guests may experience an intense response. As part of orientation, guests will receive a CO2 pistol and police officer duty belt to use in the experience. Related exhibits examine an array of factors that influence law enforcement responses to real or perceived threats, with a particular focus on the use of deadly force.
One of The Mob Museum training officers explains what is included in a typical police duty belt.
The Use of Force Training: One of two new experiential spaces that explore law enforcement methods of identifying, apprehending, and prosecuting criminals.
Police body camera.
Police shootings are one of the most contentious criminal justice issues in America today.
Police belts typically include handcuffs. These are from The Mob Museum’s collection and were once worn by mobster Tony Spilotro.
The training activities are complemented by an exhibit exploring the statistics, philosophy and psychology of police use of force.
Guests will be guided through target shooting exercises to get comfortable with the firearm loaded with a Co2 cartridge.
Guests will participate in several digital and live-action scenarios requiring them to make split-second use-of-force decisions.
Police agencies across the country hire officers based on different standards and training programs.
A typical police duty belt weighs 15 pounds.