MINISTRY OF PUBLIC SECURITY
– MOPS-INP –
The Israel National Police (INP) is under the authority of the Ministry of Public Security (MOPS). The INP comprises some 30,000 sworn officers and is reinforced by 50,000 volunteers. It is the only Law Enforcement Agency in Israel responsible of policing activities. The responsibilities of INP cover all aspects of policing from the local through the national levels. The main areas on which the Israel Police focuses are:
Maintaining Law and Order – Response to calls regarding public disturbances, response to demonstrations and illegal gatherings, licensing for businesses, responsibility for detainees and implementation of court orders.
Public Security – The prevention and responding to criminal and terror acts, establishing security standards and regulations, Bomb Disposal Activity, operating negation teams etc.
Fighting Crime through Investigation and Intelligence – Investigation and prevention of crimes and apprehension of offenders, detection and exposure of unreported crimes, verity of activities in cyber-crime and forensic investigations by the DIFS: Department of Investigation and Forensic Science.
Traffic Enforcement – Enforcement of traffic laws, investigating traffic accidents and apprehension of traffic offenders. In addition, participation in the decision-making process in such matters as the planning and construction of roads, placement of road signs and traffic lights.
Border Security – An operational corps of the Israel National Police. The multipurpose corps deals with challenges relating to public security, terror, riot control and securing of rural areas.