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.
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.