Overview & Stats
The Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE), a Center at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, is a professional law enforcement leadership development program that is based on the principle of peer-to-peer on-site training. GILEE delivers transformative leadership programs that clearly exemplify community policing and contribute to more effective and civilized policing.
With stakes to communities and law enforcement being so high, GILEE fully reflects an original imaginative community initiative of: a) successful efforts of collaborative partnerships within the community; b) a proactive and productive multifaceted partnership of a team of law enforcement and community members whose innovative civic interactions have transformed public safety in their community; c) active, proactive and productive engagement with the community in a multifaceted manner that d) has been sustained and evolved over time and has resulted in positive, observable public safety outcomes. GILEE’s initiative has been widely recognized through partner support statements and awards from professional associations, law enforcement, state and local government, academic institutions, the private sector, and community and civic organizations.
GILEE epitomizes the synthesis of teaching, scholarship, and service through local and global community outreach which fits with GSU’s mission and strategic plan.
To date, GILEE has carried out over 560 programs.
Executive Law Enforcement Training Programs
More than 290 training programs were for more than 1,250 law enforcement and other executives in – or from – Alabama, Bahamas, Brazil, California, Canada, China, Egypt, Florida, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Indiana, Israel, Japan, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Republic of Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Utah, and Washington.
Public Safety & Corporate Security Briefings
In addition, it provided more than 270 professional special briefings, seminars, workshops, training sessions and conferences featuring more than 700 expert speakers and trainers on issues related to homeland security, public safety, community policing and law enforcement to more than 39,500 officials from Argentina, Arizona, Arkansas, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Finland, Florida, France, Georgia, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Illinois, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington DC.
GILEE receives professional training credits and recognition from state and international accrediting bodies (Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council; Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy; Hungarian National Police, and Israel Police) for its professional training programs. The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Treasury recognize GILEE as a professional education training program.