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    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 Police Department of Prince William County, Virginia, encompassing Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Charles Deane served as Chief of Prince William County Police Department between 1988 and 2012. He attended a training in Israel with JINSA as a delegate of the LEEP program in 2005.

    Chief Deane also hosted Simon Perry, an Israel National Police Attaché and Liaison Officer to the USA and Canada and Ministry of Public Security at the rank of Brigadier General. According to his CV, Simon Perry is responsible for cooperation and coordination between the Israeli National Police and law enforcement and intelligence agencies on the federal, state and local levels, primarily in the areas of fighting international organized crime and “terrorism.” He is also responsible for cooperation between the Ministry of Public Security in Israel and the Department of Homeland Security and Homeland Security Agencies on state and local level. He was involved in many operational cases as well as in exchanging information and training many law enforcement units and commanding officers.

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