Newly appointed Israel Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich is reworking the department’s top brass.
Effective Wednesday, Jerusalem District police will be headed by former Southern District commander Maj.-Gen. Yoram HaLevy.
Former Jerusalem District commander Maj.-Gen. Moshe Edri is moving to head the Tel Aviv District instead.
In the south, Maj.-Gen. David Bitan will take over, and will leave his current position as head of Logistic Support.
There have also been a number of promotions, in part due to the number of senior officers who retired over the past few months.
Brig.-Gen. Yaakov Shabtai has been promoted to Maj.-Gen. and will now head the Border Guard Police unit. The former head of that department, Maj.-Gen. Amos Yaakov, is moving to become the new commander of the Coastal District.
Another promotion goes to Brig.-Gen. Alon Asur, who will now be Maj.-Gen. Alon Asur, and will be commander of the Northern District.
Brig.-Gen. to Maj.-Gen. Goes to Moshe Barkat now becomes commander of the Judea and Samaria District.
Brig.-Gen. Alon Levavi now becomes Maj.-Gen. Alon Levavi, and will head the Operations Branch.
In addition, two new major-generals are joining the Israel Police as well. One was recruited from the IDF, the other from the Shin Bet / Shabak (Israel Security Agency).
IDF Brig.-Gen. (res) Tzvi Tessler now becomes Maj.-Gen. Tzvi Tessler and will head the Israel Police Planning Department.
Hana Levi Julian