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 Braselton, Georgia, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Luis Solis served as Assistant Chief of Braselton Police Department, where he served for 11 years. Assistant Chief Solis attended a two-week training in Israel in 2013 as a delegate of GILEE. Solis currently serves as Chief Deputy of the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office.