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 [...]
The Police Department of Frontenac, Missouri, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Tom Becker serves as Chief of Frontenac Police Department, coming to the department after 21 years of FBI service. Chief Becker attended a training in Israel in 2017 with the ADL as a delegate of their first regional Western States/St. Louis Counter-Terrorism Seminar, modeled after the National Counter-Terrorism Seminar. Chief Becker's training includes meetings with Israeli military commanders, members of the Israel National Police and the Palestinian Authority police, and also includes Israeli checkpoints in the occupied West Bank and a visit to the Israeli prison system. He is on the Board of Directors of the Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation where he serves as a Regional Director.