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Police officer gets counterterrorism training
by Staff Reports
July 22, 2014 11:07 AM | 2247 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Robert Stevens
Robert Stevens
Capt. Robert Stevens of the Sandy Springs Police Department recently returned from Israel after spending two weeks learning new public safety techniques and technologies, the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange, a research unit of Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, announced in a news release. He was one of 16 senior Georgia public safety officials in training led by Israel police officers experienced in counterterrorism measures.

Stevens participated in the 22nd annual peer-to-peer public safety training exchange organized by the exchange. Police officers from Atlanta, Conyers, Pine Lake, Pooler, Rome, Sandy Springs 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.

The exchange advances public safety knowledge among practitioners through these exchanges and by hosting conferences and public safety experts that introduce new and best practices in law enforcement. The goal is to enhance the capabilities of police and public safety to better deal with threats to safety and security in Georgia and communities around the globe.

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