The Firearm Training Simulator, located in the Stanley W. Ekstrom Foundation Use of Force Exhibition, places guests in the shoes of law enforcement officers and exposes them to the types of training exercises officers undergo to prepare for use-of-force situations. Guests engage in intense digital and live role-playing scenarios that demonstrate the speed and complexity of use-of-force decisions. Guests are encouraged to find ways to de-escalate dangerous situations rather than resorting to deadly force. Guests receive a simulated firearm and police officer duty belt to use throughout the experience. A special ticket is required for this experience. Open daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., starting every 15 minutes. Participants must be at least 13 years old, 13-16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult and parental consent is required for minors.
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
One of The Mob Museum training officers explains what is included in a typical police duty belt.
Firearm Training Simulator: 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.