KPD PBA President Mina Ekladious visits Israel 9/11 Memorial, learns advance Israeli police techniques

Earlier this month, Kearny PBA No. 21 President Mina Ekladious went on a mission to Israel with other law-enforcement officers. While he was there, he was present for the nation’s official Sept. 11 Memorial ceremony, where the names of every victim is read aloud. He also attended countless seminars on advance Israeli policing tactics, which he was able to bring back with him to the United States.  The photos you see here of Ekladious and with the group he was with in Israel.

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