Police welcome Ganot as new D-G of Public Sec. Ministry

Outgoing Police Insp.-Gen. David Cohen welcomed the government's approval of the appointment of Yaakov Ganot to the post of director-general of the Public Security Ministry.
Ganot, a former Israel Prison Service chief who also commanded the Border Police and the northern district, was selected to replace the former director-general Hagai Peled, who quit his post last month after becoming the subject of a sexual harassment complaint by Dr. Orly Iness, a Public Security Ministry employee.
"This is an appropriate and suitable appointment of a person with rich experience in a variety of senior roles within the Israel Police and head of the Prison Service," Cohen said on Sunday.
Ganot will be tasked with overseeing major structural reforms in the ministry that will center on bringing the beleaguered Fire and Rescue Service and the Magen David Adom paramedic service under the auspices of the ministry.