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 Police Department of Haverhill, Massachusetts, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Alan DeNaro served as Chief of Haverhill Police Department since 2002. Chief DeNaro attended a training in Israel with the ADL as a delegate of the National Counter-Terrorism Seminar in December 2017. According to US News, the tactics they learned from the Israeli military and police have already begun to be employed by city police.
Some of the skills and techniques they taught us, we want to bring them to our departments to get our officers to think differently about how we approach people…” ~ Chief DeNaro