Atlanta Police Host International Law Enforcement Officals


Ongoing partnership with Israel National Police Department for information sharing

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Police Department hosted an international delegation of Senior Police Leaders from the Israel National Police Department. The two-week visit was a part of a leadership exchange program with the Atlanta Police Leadership Institute.

“The Atlanta Police Department’s ongoing partnership with law enforcement agencies such as the Israel National Police Department is invaluable for furthering public safety education,” said Atlanta Police Chief George Turner. “The Atlanta Police Department is committed to excellence and values the lessons learned by regularly sharing law enforcement best practices with law enforcement partners.”

While here, the five members of the Israel National Police met with numerous members and units of the Atlanta Police Department including Command Staff, SWAT, Shooting Range, Police Academy, Airport, Mounted Patrol, Motors, Zone Commanders, and Crime Analysis. The delegation also toured the Operation Shield Video Integration Center and Technology Innovation Center at the Atlanta Police Foundation. It was a unique opportunity for them to sit in on Command Staff meetings, COBRA briefings and the Mayoral Cabinet meeting.

Chief George Turner visited Israel in 2008 with the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) and studied Israeli security intelligence and leadership. After Chief Turner’s visit, the Atlanta Police Department created and implemented the Video Integration Center, a sophisticated network of more than 5,300 both public and private cameras. The Video Integration Center helps to proactively monitor crime and is modeled after the command and control center in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The Atlanta Police Leadership Institute (APLI) was modeled after the Israel Police Leadership Development Center. APLI prepares future leaders by training employees from all ranks for promotional opportunities. To date, more than 100 Atlanta sergeants and lieutenants have graduated from the program. Both the Video Integration Center and Atlanta Police Leadership Institute are funded and supported by the Atlanta Police Foundation.