Innovative Technology

A New Type of Technology for New Needs

ThinBlueOnline utilizes the Verbal Options Simulator(VOS) to deliver practice-based learning that builds new Neural Pathways for improved social and communication skills.  Learners respond verbally through realistic individual scenarios, backed up with Role Models, Key Elements, and Insights to facilitate learning.

Virtual simulators featuring shoot/don’t shoot scenarios have been around for years, but the new frontier is to provide simulations that build verbal and cognition skills.  TBO has developed the technology platform to build this type of training, and we are very proud to be partnering with the MILO Cognitive Division to expand their traditional Live Fire and Virtual Range experiences into online training that builds Social and Communication skills.

Best of all, this Innovative Technology is available Today, and accessible on Common Devices such as Laptops, Tablets, and Mobiles 24×7.  This makes training possible anytime, anywhere, and at Affordable Prices that fit the Budgets of Law Enforcement Organizations Large and Small.

ThinBlueOnline utilizes new technology that helps Law Enforcement build Verbal Proficiency and master Social Skills.

The Verbal Options Simulator (VOS) Console

The VOS user interface is broken into four major areas.

  • At the top is the Module Progress Map, which shows your current location in the Learning Flow
  • At the left is the Video Pane, which can display role models or challenges, which require a verbal response
  • To the right the Text Pane – an area for text and interactive controls to appear, which can be Insights, Key Elements, Scripts, Self-Recorded Video, or Help
  • At the bottom of the screen is the Control Panel, featuring relevant Command Buttons and brief instructions that allow you to navigate the console.

VOS Learning FLow

Explore the learning approach presented within the VOS console, including the Briefing, Challenge, Role Model, Practice, Debriefing, and Scored Evaluation.

MILO Sample

In this module you will experience a MILO Virtual encounter where you respond verbally to the report of a youth with a rifle in a garage. This is a supplement to simulator-based training that provides a structured practice-based approach to build best practice communication and social skills useful when responding to this and similar situations.

Sample Module #1

In this module you will play the role of an officer conducting a neighborhood canvas for information. You meet a subject who is reluctant to talk to police, but appears to have vital information about a murder to share. You must show empathy and effective communication to connect with the subject and gain her cooperation.

Sample Module #2

LANGUAGE WARNING! In this module you will play the role of an officer who gets interrupted at a traffic stop by a foul-mouthed activist that is filming your activities. You must be cautious to do nothing that would reflect badly on yourself or the department, and take the time to "win" the encounter using no force and no threats of force.

Connect with Communities

It's not just about "policing," it's about connecting. Learn Communication and Interpersonal Skills to Build Trust and Connect with Communities.

Achieve Favorable Outcomes

Law Enforcement and other Criminal Justice Professionals can Achieve Favorable Outcomes that often require little or no Use of Force.

Communication Training

Learn Effective Communication, Interpersonal, and Social Skills through a new learning approach that is built on Practice and Feedback (with no embarrassing role plays!)