Sex Scandals, Regaining Public Trust: Challenges Await Incoming Israel’s New Police Chief

srael Police chief designate, Brig. Gen. (res.) Gal Hirsch, is taking the helm of a police force in crisis. Public trust in the police was shaken by its response to the kidnapping of three Israelis in the West Bank last year and by sex scandals and other affairs that forced high-ranking officers to resign. These are only some of the challenges Hirsch will have to face. Read more

Israel’s New Police Chief: IDF Brig. Gen. Gal Hirsch

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan will recommend to the government that  Brig. Gen. (res.) Gal Hirsch, who headed the Galilee Division during the Second Lebanon War in 2006, be named the next commissioner of the Israel Police.  Read more

More Than 130 Convicted Israeli Cops Still on The Job

More than 130 policemen who have been convicted of criminal offenses are currently in active police service, according to material Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan recently gave Meretz leader Zehava Galon. Read more

Israel Police Arrest Two After Woman’s Body Found By Roadside

Two people were arrested this week on suspicion of being involved in the death of Bahia Mana’a, 22, of Be’er Sheva, whose body was found near the Nitzanim junction last weekend. Read more

Police To Probe Depictions of Netanyahu, Rivlin As Nazis

Israeli police were set to open an investigation on Monday after videos casting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin as Nazis were uploaded to YouTube. Read more

Israel – Man Spent 3 Months In Jail After Policemen Allegedly Planted Drugs In His Car

Two police officers were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of planting a large amount of heroin in a man’s car and then arresting him. The man spent three months in jail until doubts surfaced about the case, and he was released in March. Read more

Israeli Top Cop Who Committed Suicide Laid To Rest

Ephraim Bracha, head of the Israel Police National Fraud Investigation Unit who committed suicide on Sunday, was laid to rest Monday at the military cemetery in Modi’in. Read more

Top Cop Suicide: ‘Police Must Back Each Other Up’

Interior Security Minister Gilad Erdan gathered the police’s top officers Monday for a motivational talk following the suicide Sunday of Major General Efraim Bracha, who headed the National Unit for Fraud Investigations. Read more

Why A Top Israeli Cop Killed Himself

Three years ago, Brig. Gen. Efraim Bracha came to a private meeting with his commander, Maj. Gen. Yoav Segalovich, head of the Israel Police Investigations branch. Nothing had prepared Segalovich for the bombshell Bracha was about to drop. Read more