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 Upson County, Georgia, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Daniel Kilgore, Jr. served as Sheriff of Upson County since 2013, and attended a GILEE training in Israel in 2015.