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.
GILEE’s extensive community partnerships provide tangible benefits to the law enforcement community, corporate security, business community, and the general community at large. Since GILEE’s inception in 1992, more than 1,700 law enforcement officials have participated in over 470 different programs, and more than 33,000 officers have participated in more than 220 special briefings.
Through GILEE’s international peer-to-peer on-site programs law enforcement leaders study best practices and the latest advances in community policing, counterterrorism, emergency management, advanced technologies, and homeland security policies. GILEE professional training programs provide graduates 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.
Vernon M. Keenan
Director, Georgia Bureau of Investigation
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.
Avery D. Niles
Commissioner, GA Department of Juvenile Justice
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.
Chief, Rome Police Department
The phenomenal GILEE program makes us think outside the box, understand the importance of building and maintaining strong relationships and partnerships. It is critical that we continue to work diligently to forge and build public and private partnerships in our local communities and throughout Georgia.