Brookhaven Deputy Chief Juan Grullon Jr. recently spent two weeks in Israel training in the latest counterterrorism techniques and technologies.
Grullon attended as part of a delegation of police chiefs, sheriffs and other law enforcement officials organized by the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange, or GILEE.
This was the 24th annual peer-to-peer public safety training organized by GILEE with 15 Georgia delegates attending along with members from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department in New York and police departments in Alabama and Washington, according to a press release.
“The training received in Israel and their ability to deal with high-pressure situations will be valuable for day-to-day situations. There is so much we can learn to be that ‘beacon on the hill’ again,” saod Georgia’s Attorney General Sam Olens in a statement.
Since its founding, GILEE has graduated more than 1,350 public safety and law enforcement officials from all over the world – about half from the U.S., mostly from Georgia – in over 380 training exchange programs. More than 25,000 public and private safety leaders have attended GILEE’s special briefings, seminars and workshops. GILEE has assisted Olympic security efforts in Atlanta and around the world.