Senior official in the Ministry of Internal Security: "Ohana will appoint a commissioner from the police or a retired officer"
In a conversation with Walla! NEWS The source stressed that the Minister of Internal Security is expected to announce the identity of the next commissioner within days, and refuted the rumors regarding the appointment of a former military man. "The minister prefers to appoint a person who knows the police well," he explained. Jerusalem District Commander and two retired officersTags
- Ministry of Internal Security
- Israel Police
- Commissioner of Police
- Amir Ohana
- Moti Cohen
- Doron is a friend
- Yoram Halevi
Learn LevySunday, 09 August 2020, 17:02
A senior Interior Ministry official said today (Sunday) in a conversation with Walla! NEWS that in the coming days, Minister Amir Ohana is expected to announce the identity of the next police commissioner. The senior official added that commissioner Shimona will come from the police, or a former commissioner. He said, "Minister Ohana prefers to appoint someone who knows the police well and not a former military man contrary to rumors. It has very many benefits."
About three weeks ago, Ohana announced that he would announce his election within 30 days. "There is something to be corrected in the Israeli police, which sometimes shows tolerance where force must be used, and sometimes force uses where patience and tolerance must be exercised," he said. "We have a long way to go and the test of the result will be decisive. Changes of this magnitude will not happen within two months. The one who will assist me in this important task is the next permanent commissioner of the Israel Police."
Seven candidates are taking part in the race for the senior position: Acting Commissioner Moti Cohen, Jerusalem District Commander Superintendent Doron Yedidi, Deputy Commissioner Superintendent Alon Asor, Northern District Commander Superintendent Shimon Lavi, Southern District Commander Superintendent Yoram Sofer and District Commander S. Moshe Barkat is standing. Outside the police, retired Yoram Halevi and retired Shlomi Michael are running for the position.
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Superintendent Moti Cohen
Superintendent Moti Cohen has been serving as the commissioner's deputy since December 2018, after serving as the Southern District police chief. He enlisted in the Israel Police in February 1987 and held a number of positions, including commander of the patrol unit and operations officer of the Tel Aviv district and officer of the operations division of the Dan area. During the period he served in this position, the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin occurred. During the second intifada, Cohen was promoted to the rank of deputy chief of staff and appointed officer of the Tel Aviv District Operations Division.
In 2005, he first commanded the Yiftach area and established the neighborhood station. In 2007, he was promoted to the rank of non-commissioned officer and appointed commander of the Yarkon region in Tel Aviv. In 2009 he was appointed Deputy Commander of the Central District, and four years later he was appointed Deputy Commander of the Tel Aviv District. In 2014, he was promoted to the rank of non-commissioned officer and was appointed commander of the Central District. In January 2018, Cohen was appointed commander of the Southern District and served there until he was promoted to the position of acting commissioner.
Doron is a friend
Superintendent Doron Yedid currently serves as the commander of the Jerusalem district. In March 2002, he took part in a takeover operation on a suicide bomber at the entrance to the city and received the police masterpiece decoration for it. Later served as an operations branch in Zion Jerusalem District. In 2007 he was appointed commander David space and two years later was promoted to commander of the teachers. In 2011 he was promoted to chief education officer of police, a position he held for two years.
In 2013 he was appointed deputy commander of the district North in the police force and in September 2016 was appointed head of the traffic division, and in February 2019 a friend was appointed commander of the Jerusalem district in place of Yoram Halevi, who retired from the police after not previously being commissioner.
A forbidden oak stands
Superintendent Alon Asor currently serves as Deputy Acting Commissioner of Police, a position to which he was appointed in June 2019. Superintendent Asor began his position with the police in the central unit of the Sharon region, then instructed in a police officers course, served as head of the Netanya station investigations department. Central District Commander's Office.
In 2009, he was appointed commander of the Petah Tikva police station and served in that position for about three years. He was then appointed commander of the National Police College. In February 2016, he was promoted to the Northern District Police Chief and from there was appointed Chief of Police, a position he holds to this day.
Superintendent Shimon Lavie
Superintendent Shimon Lavi serves as the Northern District Commander of the Police. After his military service, Lavi chose to enlist in the police and began serving as a detective in the Dan area of the Tel Aviv district. Lavi served in several command positions, including: Commander of the Glilot Station, Officer of the Yarkon Area Operations Division, Commander of the Dan Area, and in 2016 was promoted to Commander of the Sharon Area in the Central District with the rank of non-commissioned officer.
In January 2018 he was appointed Deputy Commander of the Central District. In June 2019 he was appointed to the rank of non-commissioned officer and took over the Northern District in the police force which has made headlines in the last year mainly due to the increase in crime in the Arab sector.
Superintendent Yoram Sofer
Superintendent Yoram Sofer, serves as commander of the Southern District. Sofer joined the Israel Police in 2000 after serving in the IDF as a fighter in the paratroopers, in the Border Police and as an officer in the Southern District and was appointed an operations officer in the Southern District. During the disengagement plan, he served as an AJM officer in the evacuation division. In September 2006 he was appointed commander of the Ashkelon station and in 2007 he was appointed commander of the Beer Sheva station.
In 2011 he commanded the Lachish area for two years and in February 2019 he was appointed commander of the Southern District and was promoted to the rank of non-commissioned officer. Author with a bachelor's degree in criminology and political science and a master's degree in social sciences from the University of Haifa and the College of National Security.
Superintendent Moshe Barkat
Moshe Barkat currently serves as the commander of the SJ District Police. Barkat served in the IDF Intelligence Division and enlisted in the police in 1992. In 2006, he was appointed commander of the Jerusalem Holy Places Unit, and also served as Assistant Police Commissioner Dudi Cohen. In 2014, after the murder of the boys Yaakov Frenkel, Gil-ad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach, Barkat was appointed head of the police failure investigation team at Hotline 100, when Gil-ad Shaar called the SJ District Emergency Center, where they thought it was a hoax.
In 2016, he was promoted to the rank of non-commissioned officer and entered his position as commander of the SJ district in the police. Barkat holds a bachelor's degree in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies and a master's degree in criminology.
Retired Superintendent Yoram Halevi
Retired Yoram Halevi holds a number of positions in the Israel Police. The last of them is the commander of the Jerusalem district, a position he resigned from in December 2018 after he was not appointed due to difficulties in transferring his name to the senior appointments committee for fear that he would not pass the committee's approval due to alleged past conduct. During his tenure he was required to deal with the few terrorists who also plagued the city. He also worked to strengthen police in neighborhoods east of the city.
He previously served as commander of the Southern District, following a round of police appointments resulting from the dismissal of Nisso Shaham. Under his command the county faced with security challenges in operation a rock, preparing to establish an IDF base and a detention facility "Sands" and worked to increase cooperation in facing the Bedouin sector, which included the deployment of police services in Bedouin villages.
Besides these functions, Halevy, who joined the police SWAT fighter and injured During the pursuit of a terrorist, he served as an officer in various positions in the unit. He then commanded the undercover unit of the Border Police in Judea and Samaria, and even served in various positions such as commander of the Jerusalem Border Police, Commander of the Israel Defense Forces and Commander of the Blade 433.
Retired Superintendent Shlomi Michael
Retired Superintendent Shlomi Michael served in his last position as commander of the SJ district for nine months and then abruptly retired from the Israel Police.
He served as the commander of the undercover unit of the police and in 2008 was appointed commander of the Tel Aviv District Police. .
In 2012, he was appointed commander of the IDF. Under his command, the killers of the three boys were killed and the assassin of Yehuda Glick was eliminated. In February 2015, he was promoted to the rank of non-commissioned officer and appointed commander of the SJ district.