16 extra Border Police companies headed to capital, acting commissioner says

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October 12, 2015 06:26

 
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Outgoing acting police commissioner Bentzi Sau announced on Sunday that some 16 extra Border Police companies, composed of more than 1,000 highly-trained officers, are to be called to duty in Jerusalem to assist police in dealing with the ongoing violence in the capital.

During a press conference at police headquarters on Sunday afternoon, Sau said he plans to present his plan to the government’s security cabinet, which will add more than 1,000 of the officers to the 3,500 currently on the ground.

“These companies are comprised of well-trained Border Police officers that can deal with disturbances and riots on all levels and at all times,” he said.

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