Police chief: 1,600 new officers to be recruited for 2011

February 9, 2011 14:43

The police will recruit 1,600 new officers for the year 2011, 600 more than last year, Police Inspector-General David Cohen said on Wednesday.

"Fragile events are developing in the Middle East," Cohen said as he toured the Ashdod police station, referring to the anti-government uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.

"In light of this, Israel Police needs to be alert to any possible scenario that may develop in the country."

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