One of the organizations that organize and sponsor these trainings is the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA). JINSA is a think tank that advocates for US-Israeli security cooperation, increased domestic military spending, and military aid to Israel, and has board members with close ties to US defense contractors. JINSA launched its Law Enforcement Exchange Program (LEEP) shortly after 9/11, and since 2002 has run annual trips to Israel for US federal, state, and local law enforcement. Over 11,000 additional American law enforcement officials have attended LEEP conferences nationwide, which bring in Israeli security officials as experts.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is another organization that organizes and sponsors these trainings. 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 Metropolitan Police Department of Las Vegas and Clark County, Nevada, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Joseph Chronister served as Chief of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department between 2010 and 2015. Chief Chronister attended a training in Israel with JINSA as a delegate of the LEEP program in 2008. Following Chronister, other officers from the department also attended a training in Israel with the ADL as delegates of the National Counter-Terrorism Seminar in September 2015.
Chris Tomainl, Captain and Bureau Commander for the Convention Center Area Command (CCAC) of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and Chris Jones, Captain of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, attended the same training in Israel in 2016 with the ADL as delegates of the Western States Counter-Terrorism Seminar.
Chief Chronister was accused by his force of racist discrimination and was named in a Third Amendment case in which Chronister’s subordinates arrested a family for their refusal to cooperate with the police to use their home as a lookout. This police demand is unconstitutional in the United States, but is acceptable in Israel, where the Israeli military regularly uses Palestinian homes as lookouts and temporary outposts for its soldiers.