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 Clayton County, Georgia, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Gina V. Hawkins served as Deputy Chief of Clayton County Police Department between 2013 and 2017. Deputy Chief Hawkins attended a GILEE training in Israel in 2015. She now serves as the Chief of Fayetteville Police Department in North Carolina. In addition, Deputy Chief Hawkins is now on the GILEE Advisory Board.
Clayton County has local police departments who have sent delegates to Israel. Jason Armstrong serves as Captain of the Forest Park Police Department in Clayton County. Captain Jason Armstrong attended a GILEE training in Israel in 2017. Franklin Allen serves as Chief of Jonesboro Police Department. Chief Franklin Allen also attended a GILEE training in Israel in 2017.