Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich attended the premiere of the documentary film “Ma’aminim Bamishtara" (Faithful in the Police) on Sunday night. The film follows the first induction cycle of the project to integrate religious Zionist in ranks of the police.
“It is known that I took upon myself the responsibility to take care of the police. For this, we need more cops and good cops. The police are not built of wood and stone. It consists of policemen and as long as we recruit the best in our country, we will together build a better force for the citizens of Israel,” said Alsheich.
The commissioner said efforts are being made to recruit police from all corners of the population. ''The fact that the population receives appropriate representation is part the assurance. The fact that someone allows us to build a bridge of cultural interpretation is crucial.”
''How can we help treat violence against women in Arab society without understanding the culture? How can we handle sex crimes in Haredi society without understanding the community’s perception of reality?” Asked Alsheich.
The Police Commissioner stressed that the “Ma’aminim Bamishtara" project proves that there is a population representation that is still missing. ''The leaders of all sectors that criticized the police are obliged to call upon the qualitative public enlist in the police.”
“In the past decade, when my wife Shira would constantly hear me complaining about police she used to say, 'What are you complaining about? Let’s see you go be commissioner’, maybe that's why I allow myself to call upon all community leaders from all sectors of the population – Call for your best to join the police. The police is for all of us. The project, is only the beginning of the road.”