Partners Against Crime - Enhancing Public Safety
The award-winning Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) is a joint project of Georgia State University and local, state, federal, and international law enforcement and public safety agencies.
In partnership with the corporate sector and civic groups, it offers law enforcement executive development programs by focusing on peer-to-peer on site training and on international cooperation. GILEE has sponsored professional training exchanges of law enforcement leaders from the US and abroad. Since GILEE’s inception in 1992, more than 1,570 law enforcement officials have participated in over 450 different programs.
In this time of stretched budgets and increasing demand of law enforcement services, GILEE’s extensive community partnerships provide tangible benefits to the law enforcement community, corporate security offices, business community, and the general community at large. More than 32,000 officers have participated in more than 210 special briefings.
Each year GILEE takes top US law enforcement officials to Israel and other countries to learn valuable security tactics. They learn best practices from expert peers who frequently handle bombing and other terrorist activities that are increasingly becoming serious threats in America. They continue to address other unique crime problems and the need to balance a variety of requests for public safety services.
In 2007, Georgia State University established the endowed Distinguished chair in public safety partnership to support GILEE. GILEE professional training programs provide graduation with training credits and recognition from state and international accrediting bodies. The U.S Department of Justice and the U.S department of Treasury recognize GILEE as a professional educational training program.
I learned first hand on my visit to Israel the strength of redundancy and cooperation in public safety and protection.It is important that we support efforts like that of Dr.Freidmann because without people in the leading edge of public safety in a world of danger at every turn we will not be safe and the world will not be safe.
-U.S.Senator Johnny Isakson
The GILEE Program greatly enhances the professional development of Georgia law enforcement executives through personnel interaction with criminal justice officials in other countries. Participants in GILEE are exposed to crime problems that cross national borderlines and are provided with realistic measures to combat these problems.
-Vernon M. Keenan ,Director, Georgia Bureau of Investigation
The GILEE program encouraged our delegation to continue to meet 21st century policing challenges by applying professional law enforcement’s best practices. The subject matter experts offered professional knowledge to help develop better crime analysis and public safety, community law enforcement services and protection of civil rights. Georgia State University’s GILEE program is having a positive impact on police and policing methods in Georgia’s law enforcement community.
– Avery D. Niles, Commissioner Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice