31/1/2012 11:24

Policing and law enforcement in Israel are the sole responsibility of the Israel Police.
As a national force, the Israel Police is responsible for all aspects of policing, including crime prevention and law enforcement.
The work of the Israel Police takes on a whole new dimension when operating in such a sensitive area as Israel.

The main areas on which the Israel Police focuses are:

Public Security 

The prevention and thwarting of terror 
Response to calls from citizens 
Arrangement of security procedures 
Organization of volunteers in the context of the Civil Guard

Maintaining Law and Order 

Response to calls regarding public disturbances 
Effective response to demonstrations and unlawful gatherings 
Licensing – Establishment of limits and conditions for businesses 
Responsibility for detainees 
Implementation of court orders 

Fighting Crime 

Investigation of crimes and apprehension of offenders 
Detection and exposure of unreported crimes, such as drug trafficking and extortion 
Crime prevention – Instructing the public how to protect themselves and their property