Israel Police Officer Gila Gaziel was appointed Sunday to become Israel’s first female Assistant Police Chief.
She now holds the second highest rank in the department, the first female to do so, and will head the Human Resources Division.
The appointment follows a vow by Police Commissioner Yochanan Danino to bring more female police officers into the upper ranks.
Gaziel, 54, is a resident of Maccabim-Reut and a 27-year veteran of the force. She holds a Masters Degree in Education and has spent most of her career in Human Resources.