The government decided to establish a two-year pilot program called “Combined Municipal Policing – The Municipal Enforcement Unit," with the goal of creating a combined force made up of the Israel Police and the municipality. The goal of the force is to addresses the main quality of life crimes occurring on the municipal level.
Published in Innovation Exchange 16, 2012
Within the framework of the 2010 Annual Workplan of the Ministry of Public Security's Bureau of the Chief Scientist and upon the personal request of the Minister of Public Security, a study was conducted titled: Public Attitudes towards the Israel Police, 2010.The research was conducted by the Mahshov Institute, led by researcher Dikla Yogev.
The survey was conducted throughout March 2010 via phone interviews among a statistical sample of 1,505 citizens, 303 of which were Israeli Arabs.
The research report focused, inter alia, on the following subjects: general attitudes towards police work; the image of the Israel Police and the Israeli police officer; perception of the efficiency of the police performance; the functions of the Israel Police; the attitudes towards police presence in public areas; the sense of personal safety and social resilience; interaction with the Israel Police; and the willingness to cooperate with the Israel Police. Research findings yield that there has been a mild improvement in the public's attitude towards the Israel Police in comparison with previous years. That said, the public's general perception of the Israel Police still ranks between low to fair. The report also presents the findings of the research, including a comparison between the various population sectors and long term trend analysis.
The research study also includes conclusions and recommendations for improving the system.
VisionThe IWPA will create proper conditions for witnesses in general and prosecution/state witnesses in particular to agree to cooperate with the law enforcement authorities and testify against crime organizations and serious crime offenders in order to intensify the battle against organized crime and improve the sense of security andquality of life of citizens of the State of Israel.MissionThe mission of the IWPA is to effectively confrontthe phenomenon of threatened witnesses by criminals. The IWPA will protect the witnesses and their families before, during and after the trial.
Written by the Office of the Director of the Israel Witness Protection Authority