This week the Jewish United Fund, in cooperation with the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest, is sponsoring an intensive seminar in Israel on intelligence-led policing techniques and responses to critical events for senior leaders of the Chicago Police Department. The effort an example of how the strategic partnership between the United States and Israel benefits both countries. Sharing resources and technology and providing training are just some of the ways the two partners help one another to achieve their shared goals of peace and security.
Concluding shortly, the trip has featured briefings by Israeli intelligence and security resources, including the deputy national police commissioner, and senior Foreign Ministry diplomats and officers. Sites visited included the country’s Emergency Management Agency, security training facilities, Sderot, the Old City of Jerusalem's police command center, and the national police headquarters.
Representing the Chicago police are: Deputy Superintendent, Bureau of Patrol, Daniel Dugan; Chief of Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence, Bureau of Investigative Services, Patrick Daly; Chief of the Organized Crime Division, Bureau of Investigative Services, Ernest Brown; and Commander of the Mobile Strike Force and SWAT, Bureau of Patrol, James Roussell.
Accompanying the Chicago policemen are JUF’s Senior Vice President for Public Affairs Jay Tcath, and Assistant Executive Director of the Jewish Federation’s Facilities’ Corporation, Jerry DeAngelis.