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Armstrong Atlantic public safety director visits Israel for specialized training

SAVANNAH, GA—Deryl M. Seckinger, director of public safety for Armstrong Atlantic State University, has returned from Israel after completing a two-week training program for law enforcement officers. He received special training in counter terrorism, emergency management, and other types of policing strategies from Israeli police.

Seckinger participated as part of an eleven-member delegation of law enforcement officials from all over the state of Georgia. Participants benefited from training by top Israeli police through the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE).

"Americans are far more concerned with terrorist threats to homeland security after 9-11," said Dr. Robert Friedman in the Georgia State University Department of Criminal Justice. "GILEE helps prepare agencies in Georgia and Utah well before 9-11 and this recent program has added an important element of knowledge and training in this area for Georgia officials."

GILEE, founded in 1992 by Dr. Friedman, provides senior law enforcement officers with opportunities to travel abroad, primarily in Israel, for professional training in policing techniques. This marks the tenth delegation of Georgia law enforcement officers to visit Israel through the GILEE exchange program.



June 11, 2002
Courtesy of Georgia State University

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