Captain Derek Parker of the Conyers Police Department recently spent two weeks in Israel learning new public safety techniques and technologies. He was one of 16 senior Georgia public safety officials in training led by Israel police officers experienced in counterterrorism measures.
Parker participated in the 22nd annual peer-to-peer public safety training exchange organized by the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE). Police officers from Atlanta, Conyers, Pine Lake, Pooler, Sandy Springs, Rome and Tifton joined sheriffs from Fulton, Rockdale and Telfair counties along with delegates from the state’s departments of corrections, investigation, natural resources and public safety. They were also joined by a special agent in charge from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.