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Orlando, Florida

The FLETC Orlando, Florida’s ‘Technology Exploration and Collaboration Office’ provides the ability to identify, evaluate and leverage new and existing training and educational modalities and operational technologies for their ability to meet both law enforcement training and operational needs. The law enforcement liaison assigned there maintains in-depth knowledge of FLETC’s current and future training requirements.  Forging partnerships with the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force, the University of Central Florida, and industry throughout the United States, the liaison ensures that the FLETC is aware of the current state of the various educational methods and their applications and integration within those markets. Additionally, the liaison helps to identify and ensure that the research validation conducted for the various training methodologies and products which are being considered for law enforcement application, also support its curriculum integration based upon FLETC’s mission critical requirements.  
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and maintaining professional relationships with Team Orlando members and their agencies support staff;
  • Foraging for and evaluating new and existing technology that can be used for law enforcement training programs and operational needs;
  • Recommending new methodologies or technologies for law enforcement prototyping, testing and evaluation;
  • Providing subject matter expertise and project coordination for programs and projects underway with Department of Homeland Security S&T, Department of Defense and industry partners in the Orlando, FL area;
  • Providing FLETC and Partner Organization leadership with insight and advice into current practices, trends and issues with modeling and simulation technologies;
  • In coordination with the Washington Office, liaising with local elected representatives on modeling, simulation and training issues;
  • Participate - Team Orlando Board of Directors;
  • Participate - Central Florida Criminal Justice Association (CFCJA);
  • Participate - Federal Executive Association of Central Florida (FEA-CFL);
  • Participate - National Defense Industrial Association – Women in Defense (NDIA-WID) of Central Florida
  • Participate - Training subcommittee for the Inter-Service Industry Training Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC)

Team Orlando Partners:

  • US Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division
  • US Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training & Instrumentation
  • US Marine Corps Program Manager for Training Systems
  • US Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation
  • Joint Advanced Distributed Learning Co-Lab
  • Veterans Health Administration Simulation Learning, Education and Research Network
  • US Army Simulation & Training Technology Center
  • University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training
  • National Center for Simulation

Contact Information

Michael Robbs
FLETC Law Enforcement Technology Liaison
12211 Science Dr.
Orlando, FL 32826-3224
Phone: (407) 380-4374
Email: mike.robbs@fletc.dhs.gov

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