Columbus Police Chief Receives Training in Israel
Updated: Thursday, March 28 2013, 08:46 AM EDT
COLUMBUS — Two groups out of Washington D.C. invited Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs to a law enforcement trip to Israel.
The U.S. Justice Department and The Jewish Institute for National Security paid for the trip.
The Chief rode along with police in Tel Aviv.
She says they ride in pairs, and unlike Columbus Police they don’t wear protective vests.
Chief was able to see a demonstration of their training with bomb
disposal and what they do after some of the suicide bombers blew up
Chief Jacobs tells ABC6 Reporter Carol Luper Israeli
police put prime importance on fast cleanup of a crime scene “if
something happens get it cleaned up and out of the way so life can go
The Chief says one thing she brought back was the need for constant vigilance and she would like to see more officer involvement
in homeland security and counter terrorism task forces.
She says they have intense security there with cameras all over places like shopping malls and officers standing by with guns.
Israelis believe this is necessary to provide them with security.
complain about surveillance cameras in Columbus, but the Chief says her
officers have to walk a fine line-protecting people’s rights and
providing a safe secure city.
Reporter: Carol Luper
Web Producer: Kellie Hanna