Security Solutions International (SSI) is one of the private companies 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 publishes the Counter Terrorist magazine, distributed in the US, Europe and Asia for “Homeland Security warriors,” claiming a subscriber base of 15,000, with further exposure to 65,000 homeland security professionals. SSI runs private programs that send private citizens and public officials to Israel, including the Warrior Israel Program and the Advanced Israel Training, where it partners with Saint Leo University’s Homeland Security and Criminal Justice programs. SSI has sent hundreds of public local, state and federal law enforcement and homeland security officials to train in Israel. Since its establishment, SSI has provided products and services to more than 1000 agencies worldwide.
The Police Department of Bellevue, Nebraska, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Bill McClintick served as Lieutenant of Bellevue Police Department. Lt. McClintick attended a training in Israel with Security Solutions International (SSI) in 2009 using public funding, according to a quote by him on AIPAC’s website:
“We were sent there by the taxpayers of this country to learn what we could from how they do business and to protect this country.” ~ Lt. McClintick