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 Glynn County Schools is a public school district serving over 12,000 students in eleven elementary schools, four middle schools, and two high schools in Glynn County, Georgia. The Glynn County Schools Police Department is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Rodney “Rod” Ellis has served as Chief of Glynn County Schools Police Department since 2008. Chief Ellis attended a GILEE training in Israel in 2013.
He wrote an article about profiling for Campus Safety Magazine where he praises Israel throughout the article and in the headline:
Pattern recognition and body language is something that the Israelis understand very well. U.S. campuses can take advantage of these techniques if they apply them properly. ~ Chief Ellis