A Program That Customizes To Each Officer’s Decisions
How It Works
e-TRAIN is one of deCervo’s many Decision Training products. deCervo’s Decision Training products help its users improve their decisions in high-stakes environments. We do this by simulating aspects of those decisions on a laptop, tablet or mobile phone and grading performance. From there, we make customized training programs using those simulations to improve the user’s performance from his/her baseline.
e-TRAIN has grown out of the need for new methods of law enforcement officer (LEO) training in 21st century policing.
In Decision Training for LEOs, e-TRAIN simulates visual and auditory inputs to decisions regularly encountered in service. We specifically utilize the increasingly prevalent BWC footage to provide the highest level of visual and auditory input possible. Once imported and processed by e-TRAIN Specialists, these BWC videos become a gamified tool to first measure baseline performance and then to improve it. These baselines and customized training programs can be done on any screen device, easily adapting to agency preferences for smartphones, tablets or laptops.
What Results We Have Seen
deCervo’s Decision Training technology has shown improvements from baseline across a broad range of users. Our video-based Decision Training, such as e-TRAIN, tracks performance via the accuracy of decisions made and how quickly those decisions are executed. We have seen users improve accuracy by 16% in a matter of months, while their decision speeds have gotten 25% faster. Importantly, we have seen a dosing effect, where the more videos a user trained on, the more accurate and faster their decisions became.
“e-TRAIN is a perfect fit for the training needed.”
-SGT Jeremy Conkling, President of the Anchorage Police Department Employee Association
Our team of e-TRAIN Specialists, made of law enforcement veterans, create the initial curriculum of gamified videos, used in baseline assessments and customized training programs. Each gamified video is preceded by the Context (e.g., a 911 call or CAD readout). After Video Evidence is shown, the LEO user is prompted to visually make a Decision. This decision could be to identify relevant body language or objects in view, or to choose from a set of options driven by agency policy. The LEO user can then review performance in an After Action Report or proceed to the next video customized to his/her ability.
How We Customize To Your Agency
The e-TRAIN Customized Curriculum is developed through a service offering from our e-TRAIN Specialists. Together with your Agency, e-TRAIN Specialists work with your Agency’s BWC footage to identify relevant decision points. From there, we make a customized software interface to assess LEO decisions during these encounters’ videos. This interface could be driven by simple question-answer decisions, or by other types of decisions, such as visual search for body language, escalation or compliance indicators. These and other videos can then be used to develop customized training for individual LEOs of your Agency.