Earlier this summer, law enforcement executives from around the country traveled to Israel to participate in ADL’s 2016 National Counter-Terrorism Seminar (NCTS). Among the participants was Peter Carey, Chief of the Colorado Springs Police Department.
Each year, NCTS brings the highest level of law enforcement executives from around the U.S. to Israel for a week of intensive counter-terrorism training, with briefings provided by senior commanders in the Israel National Police, experts from Israel’s intelligence and security services, and the Israel Defense Forces. The Israeli experts share strategies and best practices in fighting terror and participants return home better able to protect their communities.
“This training gave me a fuller appreciation of what happens in public safety in Israel,” Carey said. “My time with the other U.S. law enforcement leaders was also very valuable. I’ve learned new concepts and ideas and greatly appreciate the experience. I plan on spending time with my staff to discuss what I learned from the Israeli police.”
In addition to Chief Carey, the 2016 class included executives from: U.S. Customs and Border Protection; the U.S. Marshals Service; the Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Police; the New York City, Chicago, Orlando, San Bernadino, Salt Lake City, Fort Worth, and Washington, D.C. Police Departments; and more.
ADL’s Israel Office, headed by Regional Director Carole Nuriel, designed the agenda, which included meetings with commanders from both the Israel National Police and the Palestinian Civil Police, the survivor of a bus bombing, a Holocaust survivor, and visits to the Israel National Police Academy, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, and an Israeli prison.
ADL is proud to be the largest non-governmental trainer of law enforcement in the country, and will continue our strong relationship with law enforcement in the region and across the nation.