Davis Academy seventh-graders (from left) Jason Sherman, Danny Kobrinsky, Asher Bressler, Jenny Sullivan and Matthew McCullough present letters of appreciation from first-graders to Sandy Springs Police Chief Kenneth DeSimone and Capt. John Mullin during the GILEE visit to the academy Nov. 7.

Davis Academy seventh-graders (from left) Jason Sherman, Danny Kobrinsky, Asher Bressler, Jenny Sullivan and Matthew McCullough present letters of appreciation from first-graders to Sandy Springs Police Chief Kenneth DeSimone and Capt. John Mullin during the GILEE visit to the academy Nov. 7.

Robbie Friedmann, the founding director of the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange, led a 19-member delegation on a visit to the Davis Academy on Monday, Nov. 7.

Israeli Deputy Consul General Anat Fisher-Tsin and top Sandy Springs police officials joined the delegation during the visit.

The GILEE group covered all areas of law enforcement in Israel, from online juvenile protection to border guards to prison service. Its two-week agenda in Georgia included training with federal, state, county and local police agencies in Atlanta, Columbus, Covington, Forsyth, Gwinnett County, Rome, Savannah and Worth County.

Davis students and teachers asked the Israelis about fieldwork, terrorism prevention, terrorist behavior in custody and any Israeli equivalent of American Miranda rights. The visitors asked the students how they and their families react to news of terror attacks in Israel and what connection they feel to Israel.

Several students said attacks on Israel make them feel afraid and worried. Eighth-grader Rami Fabian, whose father is Israeli, explained his love for Israel and thanked the public safety officials for their work.