US Counterterrorism Experts - November 2009

11 counterterrorism experts from across the United States visited Israel November 13-21 for an educational seminar hosted by Project Interchange. The delegation included professionals from the Congressional Research Service and the counterterrorism bureaus of NYPD, Miami PD, LAPD, Houston PD, Overland Park PD, Montgomery County PD, Baltimore PD, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Participants toured the country and met with their Israeli counterparts to exchange information relating to best practices and recent advancements in security and counterterrorism. The seminar included sessions on airport security, terrorist financing, the effectiveness of a security fence as a barrier to terrorism, and protecting civil rights while combating terrorism.