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 law enforcement cooperation. Established in May, 1992, GILEE is housed as an independent center in at Georgia State University's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Dean's Office.  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 GILEE has carried out more than 420 programs. Of those, More than 230 training programs were for more than 1,450 law enforcement and other executives in - or from - Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Austria, Bahamas, Brazil, California, Canada, China, Egypt, 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. In addition, it provided more than 190 special briefings, seminars, and workshops for more than 29,000 public safety and corporate security officials in and from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Finland, Florida, France, Georgia, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Mississippi, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Uzbekistan. GILEE plans to establish additional programs with other countries and include more states. 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  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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