Strategic Operations, Inc. (STOPS) has many high fidelity, Hyper-Realistic® facilities delivering state of the art training located in beautiful San Diego, CA.
STOPS is located on the lot of what was once Stu Segall Productions. In addition to having the experiences of operating a television/movie studio, such as set construction, props, make-up, special effects, etc.; STOPS facilities also include design, rapid prototyping, manufacturing, fabrication, machine shop, welding, assembly, and shipping.
Tactical Training Laboratory
The STOPS training facility, also known as the Tactical Training Lab (TTL), is a training/simulation area unlike any other. STOPS fills the void of realistic training for tactical teams of law enforcement, military, and other professional organizations responsible for public safety. Managed and operated by highly trained tactical operators, STOPS knows and understands the needs of both military and public safety professionals. Utilizing a support staff trained to re-create any tactical scenario in the greatest of detail; the physical and sensory environment is both controlled, manipulated, and influenced – creating a Hyper-Realistic® training experience.
The training areas are designed and constructed specifically for tactical (realistic) training by seasoned designers, with input of public safety professionals. The environments utilize special effects experts who control lighting, smoke, and sound - producing the most believable scenarios. Professional role players and special effects make-up artists heighten the experience – creating a training environment that is unmatched in the industry.
Role players add a convincing and haunting reality to each training experience, regardless of the venue. They take the training experience to another level – one in which military and law enforcement teams are faced with circumstances/challenges not available in any other training.
STOPS personnel are the innovators of real-life tactical training environments. Residences, offices, markets, and classrooms are housed within an intricately designed facility, enabling multiple units to train in the various areas simultaneously. Rooms are furnished and floor plans are changeable; resulting in the most accurate, immersible, believable, and beneficial tactical movement training possible.
All facilities are approved to use blanks, Simunitions®, or any type of marking round.
Custom scenarios can be developed and custom sets can be constructed. STOPS can provide the “opposing force” for exercises -- men and women who are fully trained, armed, and dressed in appropriate wardrobe to match the mission specific scenario, freeing all personnel in the unit to participate in the training evolution. Role players can replicate indigenous people and their customs or casualties from any type of traumatic event.
Special effects can include smoke, noise, and explosions that add the highest level of realism safely and simulate the “fog of war” or a traumatic event. Special effects make-up artists can simulate actual combat/traumatic wounds, adding a heightened sense of realism to any training.
STOPS also maintains a “BunkHouse” – a room fashioned after the military squad bay, as well as an outdoor shower trailer that is available to units utilizing any part of the Tactical Training Laboratory.