One of the organizations that sponsors 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 State Police of Rhode Island is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Officials serving in the Rhode Island State Police attended a training in Israel with the ADL as delegates of the National Counter-Terrorism Seminar in March 2010.
Rhode Island State Police spent $47,885.92 to crack into phones using Israeli private tech firm Cellebrite. Israel-based Cellebrite manufactures data extraction, transfer and analysis devices for cellular phones and mobile devices for law enforcement, military and intelligence, and corporate customers. Rhode Island State Police uses Cellebrite’s technology to bypass phone passwords and security mechanisms to retrieve call logs, text messages, and in some cases even deleted data.