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 Office of Tift County is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Gene Scarbrough has served as Sheriff of Tift County since 2012. Sheriff Scarbrough attended a GILEE training in Israel in 2018. According to the local newspaper, his training included learning “best practices and the latest advances” in “counterterrorism… [advanced] technologies and homeland security policies.”