Rockland officers enjoying time in Israel
I spoke with Legislator David Fried today. I had called him about a proposed law, totally not remembering that he was in Israel with five Rockland officers to learn about anti-terrorism planning.
You could barely hear him over the noise in the background (were they practicing right there?) ButÃ‚Â Fried said they’d already been to visit a power plant and had met with the national police commander in Jerusalem.
“It’s great,” he said. “I’ve been learning a lot.”
Tomorrow, he said, they will visit with special police forces who handle situations like border control.
The group, which arrived last week, will be home on Monday. Fried said there were several other Americans in the group, from Illinois, California and Texas among other states.
While the county is picking up the officers’ travel expenses, Fried is paying his own way.