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The Israeli police (משטרת ישראל) is a civilian force in the State of Israel. As most other police forces in the world, their duties include crime fighting, traffic control and maintaining public safety. Image File history File links Israel_police. ... Israeli Coat of Arms Original digital image can be found at the site of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www. ... Large Flag of Israel File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Land of Israel (Hebrew: ארץ ישראל Eretz Yisrael) is the land that made up the ancient Jewish Kingdoms of Israel and Judah. ... Map of the British Mandate of Palestine. ... There are six main districts of Israel, known in Hebrew as mehozot (singular: mehoz) and thirteen sub-districts known as nafot (singular: nafa). ... Cities in Israel, by district: // Northern District See also North District of Israel. ... Jerusalem - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... 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The YAMAM ( יממ ) is the elite civilian counter-terrorism unit of Israel. ... The Israel Border Police (Hebrew: משמר הגבול, mishmar hagvul) is a combat branch of the Israeli Police. ... In many parts of the world traffic is generally organized, flowing in lanes of travel for a particular direction, with interchanges, traffic signals, or signage at intersectons to facilitate the orderly and timely flow of traffic. ... Public is of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to private; as, the public treasury, a road or lake. ...


The current police commissioner is Rav-Nitzav Moshe Karadi, who succeeded Rav-Nitzav Shlomo Aaronishki.


In case of emergency, a civilian (in Israel) can reach the police by dialing 100 in any phone (free of charge).

Contents


Roles

  • Security
    • Counter terror.
    • Keep public's security.
    • Maintain public order.
    • Securing public events, rallies and holidays.
    • Handling suspecious objects and explosives (EOD).
    • Securing schools.
    • Riot control crowd control.
  • Law enforcement
  • Crime fighting
  • Traffic control
  • Police and community
    • Operating the civilian guard (MASHAZ in Hebrew).
    • Handling civilian complaints.
    • Handling youth violence and crime.
    • Educating the community and participating in educational campaigns.

Counter-terrorism refers to the practices, tactics, and strategies that governments, militaries, and other groups adopt in order to fight terrorism. ... EOD may stand for Explosive Ordnance Disposal, a bomb disposal EOD can be an acronym for end of discussion EOD can be an acronym for end of day EOD can be an acronym for Esoteric Order of Dagon This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation... For the band, see The Police. ... A detective is an officer of the police who performs criminal or administrative investigations, in some police departments, the lowest rank among such investigators (above the lowest rank of officers and below sergeants), a civilian licensed to investigate information not readily available in public records (a private investigator, also called... A drug is any substance that can be used to modify a chemical process or processes in the body, for example to treat an illness, relieve a symptom, enhance a performance or ability, or to alter states of mind. ... A pimp is an informal term for a man who runs a brothel or otherwise oversees prostitution. ... The MASHAZ המשמר האזרחי (Ha-Mishmar ha-Ezrachi) is the Israeli Civilian Guard. ... Hebrew is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken by 6 million people mainly in Israel, parts of the Palestinian territories, the United States and by Jewish communities around the world. ...

Organization

Diagram - organizational structure

The Israeli Police is a professional force, with some 30,000 officers on payroll. There are also some 70,000 Citizen Guard (Ma'shaz) volunteers who contribute time to assist officers in their own communities. Mashaz logo The Mashaz (משאז) is the abbreviation for the Israeli Civilian guard (המשמר האזרחי: Ha-Mishmar ha-Ezrachi), a voluntary organization of citizens which assists in daily police work. ...


The police is divided into the following main divisional groups:


Headquarter units

  • International Relations
  • Legal Counsel
  • Immigration Control
  • Audit & Accounts
  • Economic Crimes
  • Public Complaints
  • Disciplinary Court
  • Service Administration
  • Safety
  • Appeals
  • Controller
  • Spokesperson

Departments

  • Human Resources
  • Investigation & Intelligence
  • Logistic Support
  • Organization & Planning
  • Traffic
  • Patrol & Security
  • Community & Civil Guard

Regional Districts

  • Central District
  • Southern District
  • Northern District
  • Judea & Samaria District
  • Tel Aviv District
  • Jerusalem District

Operational Units

  • The Border Police ("MAGAV") is the combat arm of the police and mainly serves in unquiet areas - the borders, the West Bank, and the rural countryside. The Border Police have both professional officers on payroll and conscripts, serving 3 mandatory years in the Border Police instead of in the Israeli Defence Forces.

The Israel Border Police (Hebrew: משמר הגבול, mishmar hagvul) is a combat branch of the Israeli Police. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ההגנה לישראל Tsva Ha-Haganah Le-Yisrael ([Army] Force [for] the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces (army, air force and navy). ... The YAMAM ( יממ ) is the elite civilian counter-terrorism unit of Israel. ... Counter-terrorism refers to the practices, tactics, and strategies that governments, militaries, and other groups adopt in order to fight terrorism. ...

Weapons and gear

Israeli police officers are obliged to carry personal firearms while on duty. This is because the Israeli police duties include also counter terror and each police officer must be able to supply an emergency reaction in case of terrorist attack. Another reason is that there are threats of kidnapping officers by Palestinian terrorist groups such as Hamas or Fatah's Tanzim. Counter-terrorism refers to the practices, tactics, and strategies that governments, militaries, and other groups adopt in order to fight terrorism. ... The Palestinians are a mainly Arabic-speaking people with family origins in Palestine. ... Look up terrorist in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Hamas emblem shows two crossed swords, the Dome of the Rock, and a map of the land they claim as Palestine (roughly, present-day Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip). ... Tanzim (Organization in Arabic) is a faction of the Palestinian al-Fatah movement. ...


Each policeman is armed with a pistol (handgun) which he or she usually also carries at home and off-duty. Also, each patrol car must have at least one long-arm (i.e rifle). Police volunteers are usually armed with an M1 Carbine, which they return to the police's armory after they finish their duty (they do not take the rifle home, but may sign one out for escorting field trips, etc.). Volunteers who have a gun license may use their own personal handgun as personal defence weapon for their police duty, under the condition that the gun and ammunition type is authorized by the police (9mm). Common pistols owned and carried by volunteers include GLOCK and CZ-75 designs. For the coin, see pistole For the part of a flower, see pistil. ... A rifle is a firearm that uses a spiral groove cut into the barrel to spin a projectile (Usualy a bullet), thus improving accuracy and range of the projectile. ... M1 Carbine Type service rifle Nation US Era WW2 History Date of design 1938-1941 Production period September 1941 - Service duration US: July 1942 to 1960s Operators US, Israel, Bavaria War service US: WW2, Korea, Vietnam Variants M1A1, M2, M3 Number built 6. ... GLOCK is an Austrian defense contractor (named after the founder Gaston Glock) founded in 1963 in Deutsch-Wagram, near Vienna, Austria. ...


Heavy armaments such as assault rifles, sniper rifles and non-lethal weapons are assigned according to activity and not on personal basis.


Border policemen, however, carry an M16 assault rifle as a standard personal weapon and can carry it home while off-duty (like regular infantry in the Israel Defense Forces). M16 is the U.S. Military designation for a family of rifles derived from the Armalite AR-15. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ×”×”×’× ×” לישראל   Tsva Ha-Haganah Le-Yisrael? ([Army] Force for the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces, comprising the Israel army, Israel air force and Israel navy. ...


Issued weaponry

Standard issued rifles (non-combat):

  • M1 Carbine (also standard issued weapon of the MASHAZ - Civilian Guard)
  • M1A1 Carbine (modernized M1 Carbine with folding stock)
  • M1 Carbine bullpup
  • Micro-Galil 5.56mm submachine gun

M1 Carbine Type service rifle Nation US Era WW2 History Date of design 1938-1941 Production period September 1941 - Service duration US: July 1942 to 1960s Operators US, Israel, Bavaria War service US: WW2, Korea, Vietnam Variants M1A1, M2, M3 Number built 6. ... The MASHAZ המשמר האזרחי (Ha-Mishmar ha-Ezrachi) is the Israeli Civilian Guard. ... A stock or buttstock is present in many firearms and some crossbows to transfer the recoil from firing the weapon into the shooters shoulder. ... The Vektor CR-21 has a typical bullpup configuration. ... The Galil is one of the standard assault rifles used by the Israel Defense Forces. ...

Standard issued assault rifle (combat):

M16 Type Assault rifle Nationality United States Era Vietnam, modern History Date of design 1957 Production period 1960 to present Service duration 1960 to present Operators NATO War service Vietnam War, Gulf War, 2003_invasion_of_Iraq Specifications Type Assault Rifle Calibre 5. ... Caliber: 5. ... CAR-15 is a common name applied to many carbine variants of the Colt AR-15 rifle (adopted by the USA as the M16 rifle) in both military and civilian service. ... Caliber: 5. ... The Galil is one of the standard assault rifles used by the Israel Defense Forces. ...

Sniper rifles

M-14 Type Rifle Nation USA Era Post World War II History Date of design 1954 Production period 1959 -1964 Service duration 1957 - present day Operators USA War service Vietnam - present Variants Number built ~1. ... Galaztz may refer to the followings: Galati - a town in sexville Romania Galil Tzalafim - a sniper version of the sexy Israeli Galil assult rifle. ...

Handguns

Imi was a Babylonian King from 2257 to (unknown) BCE. He fought for the power in Akkad after the death of Shar-kali-sharri. ... The Jericho 941 was a double action, high capacity pistol developed by IMI and introduced in 1990. ... Fabbrica dArmi Pietro Beretta is a major Italian gun manufacturing company. ... Browning High Power, P-35 Model, as produced by FN Wikimedia Commons has more media related to: Browning Hi-Power The Browning Hi-Power (nicknamed the King of Nines) is a semi-automatic 9 mm pistol designed in part by American John Browning during the last years of his life... The GLOCK 17 was the first pistol designed and manufactured by the Austrian company GLOCK. It is a locked breech, short recoil 9 mm Luger semi-automatic pistol with a standard magazine capacity of 17 rounds of ammunition. ...

Non lethal weapons:

  • police batons
  • tear gas grenades
  • flash grenades
  • rubber-coated bullets
  • pepper spray

A riot control agent is a type of lachrymatory agent (or lacrimatory agent). ...

Honors and Awards

July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Anti-Defamation League (or ADL) is an American organization set up by Bnai Brith whose aim is to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. ... Counter-terrorism refers to the practices, tactics, and strategies that governments, militaries, and other groups adopt in order to fight terrorism. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal police force which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ...

List of General Commisioners

  • Yehezkel Sahar (1948-1958)
  • Yossef Nachmias (1958-1964)
  • Pinhas Kopel (1964-1972)
  • Aaron Sela (1972)
  • Shaul Rozoliu (1972-1976)
  • Haim Tavori (1976-1979)
  • Herzl Shapir (1980)
  • Arie Ivtzen (1981-1985)
  • David Kraus (1985-1990)
  • Yaakov Turner (1990-1993)
  • Rafi Peled (1993-1994)
  • Asaf Hefetz (1994-1997)
  • Yeudah Vilek (1998 - 2000)
  • Shlomo Aaronishki (2001 - 2004)
  • Moshe Karadi (2004 - )

1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Israeli Police official website
    • Hebrew
    • English
    • Arabic
    • Russian

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