justified use of force simulator
The Center for Local Government’s Judgmental Use of Force System (JUFS) Training Program is a police officer training program designed to help police officers improve both the speed and quality of their “Shoot/Don’t Shoot” decisions. Central to the training is the use of a Firearms Training Simulator, an interactive video simulator which is programmed with hundreds of scenarios drawn from real cases. This equipment allows trainers to present trainees with use of force situations in a protected environment that lets them react, then observe and analyze the results of their actions.
The JUFS Operations Committee, composed of representatives from the participating jurisdictions and The Center, oversees the maintenance and scheduling of the training equipment. In addition, each participating community has at least one officer who has been trained as a JUFS trainer, and all of these officers continue to meet regularly.
Our current rotation includes our TI machine, updated in 2013, as well as our brand new StreetSmarts Virtual Reality Simulator, brought online in 2022.