One of the organizations that sponsor these trainings is the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The ADL is a non-profit that works to combat anti-Semitism and advocate for Israel. In this context, the ADL runs a National Counter-Terrorism Seminar that has sent hundreds of top ranking officials to Israel to learn about combatting terror since 2003. That same year the ADL established an Advanced Training School that brings delegations of Israeli law enforcement to speak to American law enforcement officials, involving over 1,000 U.S. participants since the program began.
The Sheriff’s Department of Cook County, Illinois, is among the departments that have hosted delegates from Israel. In 2014, representatives of Cook County Sheriff’s Department attended a presentation by Israel Police Superintendent, Asa Gil-ad, sponsored by the ADL’s Advanced Training School. The meeting was hosted by First Deputy Superintendent Alfonza Wysinger, a recent alumni of ADL’s 2014 National Counter-Terrorism Seminar in Israel, on behalf of the Chicago Police Department.