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 and training Georgia law enforcement on counter-terrorism. Since its establishment, GILEE has run law enforcement executive development and trainings to enhance homeland security, through 450 programs that reached over 33,000 law enforcement and other executives across over 25 states and 25 countries.
The Police Department of Alma, Georgia, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Brandon P. Sellers served as Chief of Alma Police Department between 2009 and 2015, and Chief of Commerce Police Department in Commerce, Georgia, between 2015 and 2016. Chief Sellers attended a GILEE training in Israel in 2013. He is currently listed as Law Enforcement Management in an unspecified organization, according to his LinkedIn profile.JGAJulyAug13