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  • Gwinnett County Police Department

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    The Police Department of Gwinnett County, Georgia, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Butch Ayers has served as Chief of Gwinnett Police Department since 2014. Chief Ayers attended a GILEE training in Israel in June 2017. Mindy Bayreuther served as Assistant Chief of Gwinnett Police Department. Assistant Chief Bayreuther attended a GILEE training in Israel in 2016.

    One of the organizations that organize and sponsor these joint trainings is the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE), a joint program of Georgia State University and local law enforcement. GILEE works to foster cooperation between law enforcement agencies in Georgia and Israel, educating Israeli law enforcement on community policing Read more [...]

  • Hall County Sheriff’s Department

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    The Sheriff's Department of Hall County, Georgia, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Steve Cronic served as Sheriff of Hall County between 2001 and 2012. Sheriff Cronic attended a GILEE training in Israel in 2007. Ramone Gilbert served as a Major of Hall County Sheriff's Department. Major Gilbert attended a GILEE training in Israel in 2010.

    One of the organizations that organize and sponsor these joint trainings is the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE), a joint program of Georgia State University and local law enforcement. GILEE works to foster cooperation between law enforcement agencies in Georgia and Israel, educating Israeli law enforcement on community policing Read more [...]

  • Hartford Police Department

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    The Police Department of Hartford, Connecticut, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Ursula Wiebusch serves as a Detective in the Hartford Police Department. Detective Wiebusch attended a training in Israel with JINSA as a delegate of the LEEP program. Detective Wiebusch handle the department's public record requests. A FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request was routed to her unit regarding drone use over the community by the police, in which the request is rejected because "no documents within the Hartford Police Department [are] responsive to any portion of your request."

    One of the organizations that organize and sponsor these trainings is the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA). JINSA is a think tank that advocates for US-Israeli security cooperation, increased domestic military spending, and military aid to Israel, and has board members with close ties to US defense Read more [...]

  • Haverhill Police Department

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    The Police Department of Haverhill, Massachusetts, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Alan DeNaro served as Chief of Haverhill Police Department since 2002. Chief DeNaro attended a training in Israel with the ADL as a delegate of the National Counter-Terrorism Seminar in December 2017. According to US News, the tactics they learned from the Israeli military and police have already begun to be employed by city police.

    One of the organizations that sponsor these trainings is the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The ADL is a non-profit that works to combat anti-Semitism and advocate for Israel. In this context, the ADL runs a National Counter-Terrorism Seminar that has sent hundreds of top ranking officials to Israel to learn about Read more [...]

  • Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office

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    The Sheriff's Office of Hennepin County, the most populated county in Minnesota, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Over the years, the department sent Patrick McGowan and Rich Stanek to Israel for training. Patrick McGowan served as Sheriff of Hennepin County between 1994 and 2006. Sheriff McGowan attended a training in Israel with JINSA as a delegate of the LEEP program. McGowan was replaced by Rich Stanek who has been serving as the Sheriff of Hennepin County since 2006. Sheriff Stanek first attended a training in Israel through AIPAC as a delegate of AIEF. He attended another training in Israel with JINSA as a delegate of the LEEP program in June 2011.

    One of the organizations that organize and sponsor these trainings is the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA). JINSA is a think tank that advocates for US-Israeli security cooperation, increased domestic military spending, and military aid to Israel, and has board members with close ties to US defense Read more [...]

  • Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department

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    The Sheriff's Department of Hillsborough County, Florida, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. José Docobo served as Chief Deputy of Hillsborough County between 2004 and 2018. Chief Deputy Docobo attended a training in Israel with JINSA as a delegate of the LEEP program in 2005. Chief Deputy Docobo is cited several times in multiple books by an author named James J. F. Forest on the issue of counter-terrorism/counter-insurgency. Chief Deputy Docobo serves as a member of the State of Florida Regional Domestic Security Task Force, the Federal Joint Terrorism Task Force and on the Advisory Committee to the National Council on Readiness and Preparedness. He has published several articles on the role of local police departments and law enforcement in homeland security.

    One of the organizations that organize and sponsor these trainings is the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA). JINSA is a think tank that advocates for US-Israeli security cooperation, increased domestic military spending, and military aid to Israel, and has board members with close ties to US defense Read more [...]

  • Houston County Sheriff’s Department

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    The Sheriff's Department of Houston County, Georgia, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Alan Everidge serves as Major of the Houston County Sheriff's Department. Major Everidge attended a GILEE training in Israel in 2015. He still serves with the Department and is the Jail Administrator of the Houston County Jail. He is a member of the State of Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council Advisory. The Council is responsible for the certification and regulation of Georgia's law enforcement officers and other various public safety personnel, establishing the minimum training standards and curriculum for law enforcement officers, and providing technical assistance to law enforcement.

    The Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) is one of the organizations that organize and sponsor these joint trainings. As a joint program of the Georgia State University and local law enforcement, GILEE works to foster cooperation between law enforcement agencies in Georgia and Israel, educating Israeli law enforcement on Read more [...]

  • Houston Police Department

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    The Police Department of Houston, Texas, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Charles A. McClelland, Jr. served as Chief of Houston Police Department between 2010 and 2016. Chief McClelland attended a training in Israel with JINSA as a delegate of the LEEP program in June 2011. Charles McClelland was replaced with Art Acevedo who has been serving as the Chief of Houston Police Department since 2016. Chief Acevedo attended a training in Israel with JINSA as a delegate of a "Hispanic Leadership Trip" when he was Chief of the Police Department of Austin, Texas.

    One of the organizations that organize and sponsor these trainings is the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA). JINSA is a think tank that advocates for US-Israeli security cooperation, increased domestic military spending, and military aid to Israel, and has board members with close ties to US defense Read more [...]

  • Illinois State Police

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    The State Police Department of Illinois is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Patrick Keen served in the Illinois State Police Department between 1985 and 2013. Lt. Col. Keen attended a training in Israel with the ADL as a delegate of the National Counter Terrorism Seminar in September 2009. Lt. Col. Keen also served as deputy director for administration and interim director of the Illinois State Police.

    One of the organizations that sponsors these trainings is the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The ADL is a non-profit that works to combat anti-Semitism and advocate for Israel. In this context, the ADL runs a National Counter-Terrorism Seminar that has sent hundreds of top ranking officials to Israel to learn about Read more [...]

  • Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

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    The Metropolitan Police Department of Indianapolis, Indiana, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Pete Koe served in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department as part of the SWAT Team. Officer Koe attended a training in Israel sponsored by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security in 2010.

    The Metropolitan Police Department of Indianapolis, Indiana, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Pete Koe served in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department as part of the SWAT Team. Officer Koe attended a training in Israel sponsored by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security in 2010. While Read more [...]