Former ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) Deputy Director Roni Alshich on Thursday, 21 Kislev, assumed the post of Israel Police Commissioner.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan were on hand to affix his ranks on his epaulets.
Alshich was scheduled to assume command a number of weeks ago but this was placed on hold when he sustained a fractured foot. Alshich will become Israel’s 18th Police Commissioner, taking leave of the ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet), where he spent his career, rising to the rank of Deputy Director. While he asked Sau to remain on as a deputy, the latter announced that he is disappointed he was not given the Commissioner’s post, and leaves the department with pride, gratitude and a sense of accomplishment after close to 40 years of service.
Alshich, 52, a member of the dati leumi community, is a resident of Givat Shmuel. He is a graduate of Netiv Meir High School in Yerushalayim and entered the IDF in 1981.
He joined the ISA in 1988 and was appointed Deputy Director in 2014.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)