International Law Enforcement Enterprise

A joint public safety partnerships project of Georgia State University and

local, state, federal and international law enforcement agencies

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Founding Director:  Dr. Robert R. Friedmann

Assistant Director:  Nadia Borissova

The Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) is a unique program with a dual mission: a) law enforcement and corporate/private sector executive development; b) international cooperation. Established in May, 1992, GILEE is housed in the Department of Criminal Justice at Georgia State University.  GILEE's goal is to provide peer-to-peer professional training through the introduction of best practices in order to enhance agency capabilities to better deal with threats to public safety and improve security.  Since its establishment it has carried out almost 300 programs for law enforcement executives in or from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Austria, Brazil, California, Canada, China, Florida, Georgia, Hungary, Indiana, Israel, Japan, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York,  North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, United Kingdom, Utah, Virginia, Washington DC, and West Virginia, graduating more than 1,000 law enforcement executives. Of those programs, it also provided more than 140 special briefings, seminars, and workshops for more than 22,000 public safety and corporate security officials in and from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Finland, Florida, France, Georgia, Greece, Haiti, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Mississippi, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas, The Netherlands, and Uzbekistan.  GILEE has bridged the gap between the private and public sectors fostering a strong partnership among the law enforcement community, corporations, individuals and civic groups against the backdrop of a vibrant university.

GILEE has gained local, national and international reputation in community policing research and training, as well as counter-terrorism training. GILEE has worked closely with law enforcement agencies, civic groups, professional associations, and other universities in the areas of community policing, crime prevention, corporate asset loss prevention, data analysis and criminal justice policy formulation.

Relying on private funding, GILEE is seeking to further build on its achievements by offering more projects in the U.S. and in other countries. For that purpose the International Law Enforcement Enterprise (ILEE) emerged, in 1999, as a distinct program. ILEE seeks to offer systematic quality research, formulate public policy models, provide training, and relevant service, as well as sponsor conferences to enhance public law enforcement and corporate/private security. These activities are based on the foundations established by GILEE and on being a key player in enhancing a multi-faceted partnership for public safety between the university, the law enforcement community and the private sector for the benefit of all.

With the growing recognition of the need for local, national and international partnerships, the ILEE seeks to become a leading forum for discussing issues, shaping policy, and formulating solutions to the challenges facing corporations, policing and public safety in a democratic society. The ILEE  promotes new methodology, advance technology and utilization of crime analysis to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of mitigating risk in corporations, improve policing and enhance public safety in our society. By bringing the public and private sectors together in a comprehensive manner the ILEE is a valuable resource to Georgia and to the law enforcement community in the U.S. and abroad.

For questions about the ILEE Program contact the program director, Dr. Robert Friedmann:

Mailing address:
International Law Enforcement Enterprise (ILEE)
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Georgia State University
P. O. Box 3992
Atlanta, GA 30302-3992

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