The Ministry of Public Security
The Ministry is responsible for law enforcement, combatting crime, safeguarding lives, incarcerating and rehabilitating criminals, maintaining public order, fighting and preventing fires, protecting witnesses and overseeing firearm licenses.
The Ministry of Public Security was founded in 1948 as the Ministry of Police. Its Minister has three areas of responsibility – public security, law enforcement, and corrections – as well as a number of operational bodies: The Israel Police, Israel Prison Service, Israel Fire and Rescue Authority, Israel Anti-Drug and Alcohol Authority and the Witness Protection Authority.
The duties of the Ministry:
To formulate policies and monitor their implementation, allocate resources to the operational bodies and monitor their use, respond to requests and proposals from the operational bodies, process complaints from within the law enforcement system and the general public, promote legislation and represent the interests of the Ministry in dealings with other ministries and agencies.