Thirty-five chareidim joined Israel Police last week as part of their national service. They join the 140 chareidim already serving in Israel Police as an option towards fulfilling their mandatory service – an alternative to IDF service.
They will enter courses to equip them with the necessary knowledge to perform their duties, as well as being certified in the use of a firearm. They will join routine patrols as well as the technological and intelligence branches of the department.
Israel Police officials report that they are continuing efforts to build an environment that will be viewed as comfortable and inviting for chareidim to encourage more members of the chareidi community to select Israel Police as a public service option.