TEL AVIV (Aug. 25)
Israel’s police force has begun recruiting Israelis who have emigrated abroad to return home and join up.
Using relatively high salaries as an inducement, the recruitment drive will attempt to convince Israelis living in the United States to join the Israeli police force.
According to Police Commander Yoram Shahal, deputy head of the new campaign: “Israelis living abroad are often reticent to return home because they don’t have jobs waiting for them. In addition to helping the police force enlist new recruits, we also have an important Zionist mission to bring Israelis back home.”
Prospective candidates will be referred by their local consulates to a New York-based senior police representative, who will coordinate all referrals.
Examinations of suitable candidates will be carried out in the United States. An accepted candidate will receive a police certificate prior to returning to Israel.
Positions are available in patrol, traffic, investigations, and detective work.
Starting salaries in the police force are some 20 percent higher than other positions available in the public sector, police officials point out.