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 Police Department of the University of Georgia is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Jimmy Williamson served as Chief of the University of Georgia Police Department between 2004 and 2018, during which he attended a GILEE training in Israel in 2011. Williamson plans to run for Sheriff of Oconee County in 2020. The current UGA Police Chief Dan Silk worked as a special agent for the US State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service and was assigned to a post in Israel before becoming UGAPD Chief in 2018.