At least 300 high-ranking sheriffs and police from agencies large and small – from New York and Maine to Orange County and Oakland, California – have traveled to Israel for privately funded seminars in what is described as counterterrorism techniques.
Former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Terrance W. Gainer called Israel “the Harvard of antiterrorism” after taking part in a 2005 trip sponsored by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA). Capt. Brad Virgoe of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in California called the 2013 session he took part in an “amazing experience,” recalling visits to checkpoints in Eilat at the Israeli-Egyptian border and in the West Bank near Bethlehem.
Don’t forget what happened in Ferguson! The Ferguson police chief was trained in Israel!
Chief Superintendent Roy Valdman, Head of the Investigations Division for the Israel Police Central Unit in Tel Aviv, visited Denver, Colorado in 2015.
“Valdman presented briefings on the dual role of the Israel Police in conducting classical police work and countering terror. He conducted briefings with multiple agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Colorado State Patrol, Denver Police Department and Aurora Police Department. More than 100 law enforcement officers participated in the briefings.”
Police training in Israel has been going on since 2001:
Established after September 11, 2001, JINSA’s Law Enforcement Exchange Program (LEEP) program sends local, state, and federal law enforcement executives to Israel.
“According to JINSA Director of Communications James Cetrone, the program enjoys strong support from the Israeli Police Department, all the way up to the Commissioner, who has been known to remark that Israelis don’t want Americans to pay with blood like the Israelis have. Mr. Cetrone said that at all levels of the Israeli police department staff and officers are incredibly gracious and willing to share their counter and anti-terrorism expertise with the visiting Americans.
In 2002, Los Angeles Police Department detective Ralph Morten visited Israel to recieve training and advice on preparing security arrangements for large public gatherings. From lessons learned on his trip, Det. Morten prepared a new Homicide Bomber Prevention Protocol and was better able to secure the Academy Awards presentation.
In January 2003, thirty-three senior U.S. law enforcement officials – from Washington, Chicago,Kansas City, Boston and Philadelphia – traveled to Israel to attend a meeting on “Law Enforcement in the Era of Global Terror.” The workshops helped build skills in identifying terrorist cells, enlisting public support for the fight against terrorism and coping with the aftermath of a terrorist attack.
“We went to the country that’s been dealing with the issue for 30 years,” Boston Police Commissioner Paul F. Evans said. “The police are the front line in the battle against terrorism. We were there to learn from them – their response, their efforts to deter it. They touched all the bases.”
“I think it’s invaluable,” said Washington, DC Police Chief Charles Ramsey about the instruction he received in Israel. “They have so much more experience in dealing with this than we do in the United States.”
In September 2012, the New York Police Department (NYPD) opened an Israeli branch at the Sharon District Police Headquarters in the Israeli coastal city of Kfar Saba. The NYPD decision to open an Israeli branch rested on the fact that the Israeli police is one of the major police forces with which it must maintain close work relations and daily contact.
In September 2013, a special team of bomb squad members from cities along the U.S.-Mexico border travelled to Israel in an effort to improve techniques and tactics for dealing with illegal immigration and IED attacks. Sgt. Chris Rogers represented the Pima (Arizona) Regional Bomb Squad – “We engaged the Department of Defense and the technical support group to sponsor the trip. So we could get first hand training and experience from the Israelis who have been dealing with cross border IED (Improvised Explosive Devices) for some time now.”
Some of the training for the group included going to a West Bank military outpost with the Israeli National Police bomb squad and visiting an Israeli port of entry to learn about port inspections as they relate to counter explosives and counter IED operations.
Department of Justice COPS Office article on JINSA’s Law Enforcement Exchange Program
Who’s behind sending police to Israel, could it be the CIA?
As mentioned earlier JINSA is sending police to Israel. They have 17,000 members nationwide and are ”governed by a board of directors comprised of key figures in the national security community and leadership throughout the country,” according to its website.
Woolsey is also a principal in the Paladin Capital Group’s Homeland Security Fund. The Paladin Capital Group’s Homeland Security Fund is a $235 million fund which profits from investments in theU.S. “homeland security” growth industry.
Thad Allen on reimagining homeland security:
JINSA has such close ties to the CIA could they be behind sending police to Israel?
Why would so many companies want to send America’s police to train in Israel? It’s all about who can profit the most off of DHS grants and ventures.
Jewish groups grab huge share of DHS grants:
“In 2012 Jewish institutions throughout the United States will receive $9.7 million in federal anti-terrorism grants this year out of a total of $10 million allocated to not-for-profit institutions by Homeland Security.”
“A full 97% of the available funds in the Non-Profit Security Grant Program for 2012 have been allocated to Jewish organizations, compared with 73% that went to Jewish groups from 2007 through 2010. In 2011, Jewish groups received about 80% of NSGP funds.”
How an anti-terror program became a Jewish earmark:
“The grants have been of tremendous value to this community. It is really unprecedented,” said Paul Goldenberg, national director of Secure Community Network, a Jewish organization established in 2005 to address potential communal security threats.
“A Forward analysis of the 995 grants distributed through the national program from 2007 to 2010 found that 734, or 73.7%, went to Jewish organizations. DHS announced its grants for 2011 in late August, and here, too, Jewish groups were the big winners, with 81% of those awards.”
“While it is possible that much of the venture capitalist’s attraction to homeland security technologies may be motivated by patriotism, most look at the 1,000 percent-plus appreciation in the stock price of explosives detection technology provider InVision Technologies, Inc. of Fremont, Calif., as sufficient justification for their interest in the subject.
The ADL also expressed “both constitutional and policy concerns,” according to spokesman Todd Gutnick. “There will always be far more communal institutions that want or need security enhancements than government funds available,” the ADL said. “This inevitably leads to divisive intra-communal competition for these scarce resources, and a politicization of the grant-making process.”
Venture capitalists are turning huge profits:
“InVision’s success, combined with a potential customer the Department of Homeland Security with a $110 billion budget, has motivated a significant number of venture firms to develop an investment focus in this area. In the relatively narrow area of knowledge-management software alone, industry research experts INPUT estimate that federal government spending on knowledge-management software and services will increase at a compound yearly growth rate of 9 percent to $1.3 billion in fiscal 2008 from $820 million this fiscal year.”
“Venture capitalists from Osprey Ventures, California Technology Ventures, Sky Venture Capital, and Kline Hawkes & Co. participated in a conference call organized by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) on the topic of venture investing in companies focused on homeland security. Last month, in Washington, D.C., a workshop organized by the International Business Forum on “Venture Capital Investing in Homeland Security Technologies” packed a Capitol-area hotel ballroom with dozens of VCs from Silicon Valley to New York City.’
“The cybersecurity market is hot and growing fast, with projected growth from $71 billion in 2014 to more than $155 billion by 2019. Along with that, there’s a consistent stream of mergers, acquisitions and venture capitalist investments activity.”
“According to New York City-based CB Insights, in the last 5 years, $7.3 billion has been invested into 1,208 private cybersecurity startups. Since 2010, deals and dollars increased steadily growing by more than 100 percent in both areas during this time period. Funding in 2014 broke the $2 billion barrier for the first time, while deals continued their steady ascent growing to 269 deals.”
The Aspen Institute has created a “Homeland Security Program” designed to help corporations profit off of Homeland Security.
“In partnership with the Officer of the Director of National Intelligence; Stanford University; and a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, Levensohn Venture Partners, the program convened Silicon Valley centure capitalists and key Washington decision makers in the homeland security and intelligence communities at Stanford in October, 2009 to discuss how the venture capital industry can play a greater role in founding and funding homeland security-related technologies. A follow-up discussion took place in October, 2010 in Cambridge, MA for Boston-area venture capitalists. The Homeland Security Program is planning additional discussions in other venture capital hubs around the country.”
Angel company has created a “Homeland Security Angel Investors” website listing 82 venture capital investor companies and 953 investors from all over the world, who are profiting off of Homeland Security!
There’s even a website called: “Venture Capital Investing and Funding in Homeland Security & Defense Technologies.”
“The Homeland Security Advisory Council Members” list is a who’s, who of corporate profiteers.
Below are a few excerpts from Homeland Security Today.US it’s another who’s, who of corporations turning huge profits off of Homeland Security.
A great read titled “Cybersecurity’s Money Men” reveal’s who’s profiting off of Homeland Security investments.