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Commander of Israel Police is Guest of Canadian Mounted Police

Aharon Sella, District Commander of the Israel Police for Northern Israel, has visited here as a special guest of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Top officers of the Mounties entertained the Israeli at a special dinner. Prior to his Canadian visit, Commander Sella had conferred with British police officials in England.

The Israel police official, a former Colonel in the Israel Army, said that most of his forces’ work was police “routine”–with the occasional exception of the incursions from across the border with which they have to deal. The police under his command also maintain a small “navy”–but its numbers and dispositions are secret for security reasons. The police official also revealed that about 100 of the approximately 1,000 men in his force are Arabs, whom he described as “good policemen all.” He also noted the fact that there are very few calls for police action from the kibbutzim in his area.