In June, the Law Enforcement Exchange Program brought 14 top level American police chiefs, sheriffs, and senior federal agents to Israel for a week-long program designed to strengthen American law enforcement counterterrorism practices by facilitating dialogue with and studying techniques used by their Israeli counterparts. The knowledge gained on this program will help their departments keep citizens safer and ensure that American communities are better prepared to deal with the realities of terrorism.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) honored the Israel National Police during the IACP's 115th annual conference held November 8-12 in San Diego, Calif. The presentation took place during a luncheon sponsored by JINSA.
JINSA’s Law Enforcement Exchange Program (LEEP) Counter-Terrorism Conferences brought six Israeli experts to speak before more than 700 senior law enforcement officials over the course of two consecutive conferences in July 2008.
JINSA's two-day conferences take place in California, Minnesota and Florida
Three two-day counter-terrorism conferences, sponsored and underwritten by JINSA, are being held across the United States for local law enforcement officials this week. The conferences, a project of JINSA's Law Enforcement Exchange Program (LEEP), have received the support and cooperation of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Major County Sheriff's Association (MCSA). The conferences address counter terrorism and best practice procedures with emphasis on suicide bombings.
An extraordinary one-day conference at Princeton University saw four high-ranking Israelis who are experts in counter-terrorism brief 425 of New Jersey's top law-enforcement officers, as well as a number of officers from the New York and Pennsylvania State Police and personnel from the local branches of the FBI, the Secret Service, and the U.S. Marshall's office. Read more about this event in an article that appeared in the New Jersey Jewish News.
Officials laud benefits of resource sharing for deterring terrorism
Fourteen of the most senior police chiefs, sheriffs and state police commanders returned from Israel last week after five days of intensively studying counter terrorism techniques. They went as participants in JINSA's Law Enforcement Exchange Program (LEEP). LEEP establishes cooperation between American and Israeli law enforcement personnel and to give the American law enforcement community access to the hard "lessons learned" by the Israelis in the interdiction of and response to all forms of terrorism.
Local police learn counterterrorism techniques from their counterparts in the Jewish State.
A Los Angeles-area newspaper recently covered JINSA's trip to Israel for ten high-ranking law enforcement officers from several major U.S. cities. The intense, five-day exchange with their Israeli law enforcement counterparts, served to promote dialogue and the exchange of "best practice" knowledge and expertise on deterring and responding to acts of terrorism. Read the complete article here.