The Ministry’s vision is to bring about a significant improvement in personal security, sense of security and communal security of the citizens of Israel and create a law-abiding society that rejects violence and crime, all in order to provide a higher quality of life for the citizens and residents of the state of Israel.
The Ministry’s mission is to serve as the primary arm of the Israeli government responsible for law enforcement, crime prevention, safeguarding lives and property, maintaining public order, protecting the public from terror attacks, incarcerating and rehabilitating criminals, protecting witnesses, preventing violence in society, preventing drug and alcohol abuse, preventing and fighting fires and overseeing firearm licensing.
About the Ministry
The Ministry of Public Security carries out its public security operations and responsibilities through its operational bodies: the Israel Police, the Israel Prison Service, the Israel Fire and Rescue Authority, the Israel Anti-Drug and Alcohol Authority and the Witness Protection Authority.
The administration of the Ministry of Public Security is headed by a Director-General, under whom serve four Deputy Directors and other department heads. The main Deputy Director oversees various departments in the Ministry and takes over for the Director-General in his absence; while the other three Deputy Directors are responsible for operations, human resources, and the Planning, Budget and Monitoring Department.
The operational bodies of the Ministry coordinate their operations with the Minister through his Security Secretariat. The Security Secretariat also aids the Minister in formulating operational policy, monitoring the activities of the bodies and more.
The Ministry collaborates with other organizations throughout the world to promote public security; and does so through its International Relations Department, which aims to promote cooperation and develop relations with parallel ministries, institutions and organizations abroad.
- Significantly improving the level of personal and communal security
- Fighting organized crime, severe crime and public corruption
- Improving operational readiness for emergencies
- Reducing traffic accidents
- Improving rescue and recovery capabilities
- Improving security measures, detention conditions and the rehabilitation of prisoners
- Increasing the efficiency of the Ministry
- Strengthening international cooperation