Six hundred civilians working for the police were recruited as police officers
in Modi’in on Wednesday.
The move was planned to level the working field
of police employees, as part of a new policy that ensures that all workers in
the force have the status of officers.
“To see one police officer sworn
in is moving,” said Israel Police Insp.-Gen.
Yohanan Danino during the
swearing-in ceremony. “To see 600 new officers... I must say something in the
Danino said recruitment was the police’s version of social
justice, aimed at receiving “the people who accompanied police for many years
who have served with dedication, loyalty, and who served shoulder-to-shoulder
with police. From today... we are all police.”
Under the new plan, all
recruits will have the same employment rights, including civilians, who will
continue their former jobs.
Civilians working for the police have asked
to be recruited for years.
The Public Security Ministry backed the move .