Insp. Robert Allen, commander of Downtown's 1st Precinct, returned earlier this month from a 10-day trip to Israel to study ways to thwart terrorism.
Members of the Minneapolis Police Department's Bomb Squad and Jonathan Bundt, a Department consultant on counter-terrorism techniques, joined Allen. Bundt formerly served as a captain for the Israeli National Police's Border Patrol Division.
The 1st Precinct, which includes the Department's Emergency Response Unit, carries special responsibilities assessing threat levels for large events and conventions Downtown.