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. JINSA also has board members with close ties to US defense contractors. JINSA launched its Law Enforcement Exchange Program (LEEP) shortly after 9/11, and since 2002 has run annual trips to Israel for US federal, state, and local law enforcement. Over 11,000 additional American law enforcement officials have attended LEEP conferences nationwide, which bring in Israeli security officials as experts.
The Police of Algonquin, Illinois, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Russ Laine served as Chief of Algonquin Police Department between 1984 and 2015, and as interim chief of Fox Lake Police Department in Fox Lake, Illinois, in 2016. Chief Laine attended a training in Israel with JINSA in 2006 as a delegate of the LEEP program.