Police raise alert level, send reinforcements

March 23, 2011 19:54


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On Wednesday evening, police brass headed by Insp.-Gen. David Cohen held an evaluation meeting which ended with a conclusion to place police on the highest state of alert and to send reinforcements from other districts to the Jerusalem district and the rocket-stricken southern district. 

Ongoing evaluations will be held by all security and emergency services.

Cohen praised the conduct of civilians during the terrorist bombing. 

Wednesday's meeting was attended by Jerusalem police chief Cmdr. Ilan Franco, the head of the Operations Branch Cmdr. Nissim Mor, and additional senior officers.

At the same time, an evaluation meeting held in the police's Central district, headed by Cmdr. Bentsi Sao, concluded with an order to all officers to be on the lookout for suspicious items and individuals. 

The police's 100 emergency telephone service will be beefed up with additional operators. 

Additionally, officers will be deployed to crowded areas in order to increase the personal security of members of the public.

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