The Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) is one of the organizations that organize and sponsor these joint trainings. As a joint program of the 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 Sheriff’s Department of Houston County, Georgia, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Alan Everidge serves as Major of the Houston County Sheriff’s Department. Major Everidge attended a GILEE training in Israel in 2015. He still serves with the Department and is the Jail Administrator of the Houston County Jail. He is a member of the State of Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council Advisory. The Council is responsible for the certification and regulation of Georgia’s law enforcement officers and other various public safety personnel, establishing the minimum training standards and curriculum for law enforcement officers, and providing technical assistance to law enforcement.
According to an article by a local newspaper, Major Alan Everidge attended trainings that included operational visits to Israeli jails and prisons.
I… brought back some management and some training ideas that I would like to see us work toward… ~ Major Alan Everidge