Report: Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Naveh to be considered for police commissioner position

After the candidacy of Gal Hirsch for police commissioner was revoked on Wednesday, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan continues to work to find a suitable candidate for the job who can be the driving force behind the reforms needed in the police forces.

According to sources, the name currently buzzing in the offices of the Ministry of Public Security is Major General Yair Naveh, age 58, former Deputy Chief of Staff, who reached the final rounds in the race to become chief of staff which he lost to now retired General Benny Gantz.

Naveh’s candidacy was put forward by Education Minister Naftali Bennet during the stages when the role was intended to be filled by his party, but when the time came to make a decision regarding the position of police commissioner, Erdan overlooked Naveh and instead tapped Hirsch. According to inside sources, Erdan is now backing Naveh’s candidacy.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Report-Deputy-Chief-of-Staff-Yair-Naveh-to-be-considered-for-police-commissioner-position-419097

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