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Atlanta Police Department Commander Completes International Public Safety Training

Post Date:07/02/2014 11:45 AM

Atlanta Police Public Affairs

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Atlanta Police Department Public Affairs
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Elizabeth Espy, APD Public Affairs Deputy Manager
           
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            enespy@atlantaga.gov

 

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Atlanta Police Department Commander Completes International Public Safety Training

Zone 4 Major Rodney Bryant learns best practices on counterterrorism

Atlanta Police Department Major Rodney Bryant completed a two-week public safety program and exchange focused on new public safety techniques and technologies. Organized by the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE), Major Bryant along with 16 other senior Georgia public safety officials learned best practices on counterterrorism measures.

“The Atlanta Police Department has supported the GILEE program since it was founded in 1992. “I am huge supporter of the GILEE Exchange Program since I visited Israel myself as a participant in this program, said Police Chief George N. Turner. “GILEE is an excellent tool to help educate and train our officers about to responding to multiple threats.”

Major Rodney Bryant is the commander of Zone 4 and has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience. The Department regularly participates in global public safety exchanges. The Atlanta Police Leadership Institute is a leadership program that prepares all ranks for promotional opportunities. The APLI program includes training on international law enforcement issues where officers learn tactics on preventing acts of terror, responding to suspicious objects and organizing volunteers for emergency response. Additionally, this year the Atlanta Police Department has hosted several international police agencies including the Nicaraguan National Police and Israel National Police Department.

“GILEE stresses the importance of sharing information not just between area agencies, but with departments across the world,” said Major Bryant. “The information learned will help to strengthen the Department’s goal of becoming one of the safest global cities.”

GILEE has built a critical network of more than 1,200 law enforcement officials – more than half in Georgia – through more than 290 training exchanges in 32 states and 20 countries.

 

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