ADL is the nation’s top non-governmental law enforcement training organization. Every year we train more than 15,000 law enforcement professionals on extremism, terrorism, hate crimes and building trust with the people they serve.
ADL's Law Enforcement and Society training program, developed with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, uses the history of the Holocaust as a springboard for examining law enforcement’s role in our democracy and their relationship to the people they serve. Since 1999, more than 130,000 law enforcement professionals have received Law Enforcement and Society training. In addition to the original program in Washington, DC, LEAS is also now offered in Boston (MA), Dallas (TX), Houston (TX), Los Angeles (CA), Nassau County (NY), Seattle (WA), St. Louis (MO), and St. Petersburg (FL).
Our Advanced Training School (ATS) course on Extremist and Terrorist Threats has come to be recognized as one of the premier law enforcement counterterrorism trainings in the country. The three-day program in Washington, DC, recently featured both ADL's own subject matter experts on white supremacy, anti-government extremism, homegrown radicalization and international terrorist groups, as well as briefings from the chiefs who responded to the Pulse Nightclub and San Bernardino shootings. ATS has now trained more than 1,000 commanders, representing nearly 250 different agencies, since the program was first launched in 2003.
In addition, each year ADL takes a small number of law enforcement executives to Israel to study its counter-terrorism approaches. More than 200 high-ranking American officials have participated in ADL's week-long National Counter-Terrorism Seminar in Israel since it began in 2004.