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  • Skokie Police Department

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    The Police Department of Skokie, Illinois, is among the departments that have sent delegates to and hosted delegates from Israel. Barry Silverberg served as Chief of Skokie Police Department between 2005 and 2011. Anthony Scarpelli has served as Chief of Skokie Police Department since 2011. Brian Baker has served as Field Operations Deputy Chief of Skokie Police Department, and previously as a Commander.

    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 [...]

  • Smithfield Police Department

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    The Police Department of Smithfield, Virginia, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Mark Marshall served as Chief of Smithfield Police Department until 2012. Chief Marshall attended a training in Israel with JINSA as a delegate of the LEEP program in February 2008. Marshall, Fourth Vice President of the IACP, also served served as the Sheriff of Isle of Wight County, Virginia from 2012 - 2018. He served as President of IACP between 2010 and 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 [...]

  • Smyrna Police Department

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    The Police Department of Smyrna, Georgia, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Robert L. Harvey, Jr. has served with the Smyrna Police Department for 26 years and is currently their Operations Deputy Chief. Deputy Chief Harvey attended a GILEE training in Israel in 2015, where according to the local newspaper he trained in the "latest counter-terrorism techniques and technologies."

    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 [...]

  • Social Circle Police Department

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    The Police Department of Social Circle, Georgia, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Tyrone Oliver has served as Chief of Social Circle Police Department since 2016. Chief Oliver attended a GILEE training in Israel in 2018.

    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 [...]

  • St Louis County Police Department

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    The Police Department of St. Louis County, Missouri, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Tim Fitch served as Chief of St. Louis County Police Department between 2009 and 2014. Chief Tim Fitch, along with officials from the FBI and ICE, attended a training in Israel with the ADL as a delegate of the National Counter-Terrorism Seminar in April 2011. He is now running for a seat on the city council as a Republican for the 3rd District.

    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 [...]

  • St. Ann Police Department

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    The Police Department of St. Ann, Missouri, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Chuck Thal served as Major of St. Ann Police Department, and attended a training in Israel with the ADL in 2017. Thal denied that his training in Israel displayed prejudice or oppression, yet claimed to have learned valuable lessons from the Israeli airport security system which is based entirely on racial profiling.

    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 [...]

  • St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

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    The Metropolitan Police Department of St. Louis, Missouri, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Joseph J. Mokwa served as Chief of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department between 2001 and 2008. Mokwa attended a training in Israel with JINSA as a delegate of the LEEP program in February 2008, and was named in a lawsuit about St. Louis police responses to protesters.

    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 [...]

  • St. Petersburg Police Department

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    The Police Department of St. Petersburg, Florida, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Melanie Bevan served as Assistant Chief of St. Petersburg Police Department until 2016. Assistant Chief Bevan attended a training in Israel with the ADL as a delegate of the National Counter-Terrorism Seminar in March 2012.

    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 [...]

  • Stamford Police Department

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    The Police Department of Stamford, Connecticut, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Six officials who served in the Stamford Police Department attended a training in Israel with Security Solutions International (SSI), according to AIPAC, that was funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the non-profit Stamford Police Foundation. The officers planned to train members of their department as well as other local police departments upon their return. Department officials said they hope to send another delegation to Israel in the spring.

    Security Solutions International (SSI) is one of the private sector security firms that organize and sponsor these joint trainings. Security Solutions International Inc. provides training, media, conference, and consulting services to Homeland Security officials around the world. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Miami, Florida. SSI Read more [...]

  • Sterling Heights Police Department

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    The Police Department of Sterling Heights, Michigan, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Barnett Jones served as Chief of Sterling Heights Police Department between 2006 and 2012. Chief Jones attended a training in Israel with JINSA as a delegate of the LEEP program in 2005. After his retirement in 2012, he was appointed Public Safety Administrator for Flint, Michigan. He also held another full-time job simultaneously at the Detroit Water and Sewage Department, where he serves as the Chief of Security and Integrity Officer.

    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 [...]