(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)
“Davar,” Tel Aviv Hebrew labor paper, corrects the impression which it states may have gained ground as a result of the official notice that a number of Jews who served in the Palestine Gendarmerie were transferred upon its dissolution to the Palestine Police. The paper states that the impression may have gained ground that the number of police force has increased. There has been no change in the numerous strength as regards Jews and their conditions in the police force, the paper states. The following figures are given in regard to the Jerusalem force: Feet Police, total 128, of whom 16 are Jews Mounted Police, 32, of whom 5 are Jews; Prison Wardens 36. 4 Jews: Night Police 74, 14 Jews : Police Training School 48, 17 Jews; Police Band 28, 26 Jews. Of a total of 346, 82 are Jews.
The Non-Commissioned Officers’ strength is as follows: of 20 foot Non-Commissioned Officers there is 1 Jew, of 5 mounted Non-Commissioner Officers there are 2 Jews, and of 6 Night-Police Non-Commissioned Officers there are 2 Jews, or 5 Jews in a total strength of 31 Non-Commissioned Officers.
There are 3 Jews, including the Police Bandmaster, in the total of 16 officers, and 5 Jews of the 14 officers undergoing instruction at the Police Training School. On March 18th, “Davar” states, the following were the figures : Of 199 foot police, there were 46 Jews, of 39 non-commissioned officers there were 8 Jews, and of 13 officers there were 3 Jews, including the Bandmaster.
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