Yochanan Danino GOOD 311.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
Insp.-Gen. Yohanan Danino, who took over command of the Israel Police on Sunday,
has introduced a sweeping reshuffling of the force’s brass – and created a new
police district in the North.
The changes announced on Tuesday include
dividing the police’s Northern District into two: one based around Haifa (the
Coastal District), and the second covering the Galilee and the Golan Heights
(the Northern District); there will now be seven districts.
district heads have been appointed, and will be sworn in at a ceremony on
Wednesday morning at the Public Security Ministry in Jerusalem.
will significantly change the force. In addition, Danino has merged the police’s
community branch, which oversees police volunteers, with the operations
“This is a quality, versatile team made up of young and veteran
officers, from within the force and outside of it,” the police said in a statement.
The new head of the Tel Aviv Police District
will be Lt.-Cmdr. Aron Aksul. Aksul was previously deputy commander of the
The former head of Tel Aviv Police, Cmdr. Shahar Ayalon,
was appointed head of the Israel Fire and Rescue Service.
Shaham, former deputy head of the Jerusalem District Police, will become its
Cmdr. Israel Itzhak will become the force’s deputy
inspector-general, it’s No. 2. He was previously head of the Border
The Judea and Samaria District Police will be headed by
Lt.-Cmdr. Amos Yaakov, who formerly led the Jerusalem Border
Cmdr. Hagai Gotan, who was previously head of the Judea and
Samaria District, will lead the new Coastal Police District.
Yosi Preinti, formerly head of the Negev sub-district, will command the Southern