“GILEE embodies the values and mission of Georgia State: teaching, scholarship, and service. GILEE has made a mark locally, nationally, and internationally, and has had a major impact on public safety by providing cutting edge training. At the same time, it has become the go-to source in public safety matters.”
Dr. Sally Wallace, Dean, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
“We salute the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange for exemplary service it provides the citizens of Georgia and the world. GILEE offers a practical and engaging approach to advance public safety knowledge and professionalism among those who we entrust with our safety and security. We are proud to partner with GILEE as it fulfills its mission.” Dean, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (2017-current)
Dr. Mary Beth Walker
“The Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange has been heralded for the exceptional job it does in providing peer-to-peer counterterrorism training to public safety officials and other related training and consulting that strengthens our safety infrastructure. GILEE stands unmatched in its work to advance public safety leadership and best practices in communities throughout Georgia and around the world. Our college was very pleased to be joined by GILEE in 2011. This center’s programs and outreach are consistent with the Andrew Young School’s tradition and mission of building capacity both domestically and internationally in important policy areas.” Dean, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (2011-2017)
Dr. Susan J. Kelley
“Our signature international program is the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange, which allows for exchange of information among leading law enforcement officials in countries around the world.” Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences (1999-2011)
Dr. Brian Payne
“In his 1974 book, The Social Order, Robert Bierstedt outlined the way that seven principles of science could be applied to the study of human behavior. In many ways, these same principles of science exemplify how the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange is a scientific enterprise that uses evidence-based strategies to make the world safer through the development of innovative, cross-cultural partnerships.” Chair, Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology (2008-2013).
Explore GILEE and Science and GILEE and Policy below:
means that all things are related. From a scientific perspective, we understand that changes in one area lead to changes in another area. GILEE recognizes how various countries and cultures are interconnected. Changes in one part of the world have very real implications for other parts of the world. Through its activities, GILEE helps law enforcement executives use these interconnections strategically.
means that scientists must be value-free in their scientific endeavors. In a similar way, GILEE participants are encouraged to approach issues openly and objectively. In doing so, GILEE graduates are able to see crime and safety issues through a broader lens.
suggests that scientists must question and requestion all of their conclusions. The way that Dr. Friedmann structures GILEE programs, participants are encouraged to question and re-question current law enforcement practices with an aim towards identifying the most appropriate response systems.
suggests that behavior is caused or influenced by preceding events. Some individuals think that this principle negates notions of free choice. However, the concept of determinism does not automatically refute the ideal of free choice. In effect, one can suggest that certain factors “cause” individuals to make certain choices. GILEE recognizes that law enforcement practices can be designed in such a way as to prevent crime (e.g., law enforcement strategies and community involvement cause individuals to choose not to commit crime).
suggests that explanations must be as simple as possible. Through all of its programs, GILEE ensures that very complex ideas are presented in a simple way that can be easily understood and put into practice.
suggests that scientists must recognize and respect the rights of human research subjects. In a similar way, GILEE participants learn that “rights” are culturally defined, but the common thread is that law enforcement officers are expected to base their actions on the need to protect society and individuals’ rights.
means that scientists can only study issues that are real to the senses. Crime and public safety are two very real issues. GILEE strives to prevent crime and increase public safety by increasing awareness about evidence-based strategies designed to protect the public.
“GILEE focuses on law enforcement executive development based on the principle of peer-to-peer on-site training to enhance public safety. GILEE successfully exemplifies the policy principles of public-private partnership building that is, in turn, based on:”
Gytis Zunde, '98, Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice
“For the aspiring law enforcement professional, the value of a Criminal Justice degree continues to be both relevant and useful. I highly recommend studies in Criminal Justice to help develop a complete, system-based view of the criminal justice system in the United States.
I have also participated in the Business Continuity Summit, offered by GSU through the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE), since my retirement. The summit provided an excellent opportunity to network with a variety of criminal justice professionals in the Atlanta area, as well as offer opportunities to remain current on criminal justice issues affecting our communities. This summit has been another great example of the continuing value my GSU education has provided me.” See more