National Headquarters of the Israel Police

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The National Headquarters of the Israel Police is the headquarters
Headquarters
Headquarters denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are coordinated. In the United States, the corporate headquarters represents the entity at the center or the top of a corporation taking full responsibility managing all business activities...

 of the Israel Police
Israel Police
The Israel Police is the civilian police force of Israel. As with most other police forces in the world, its duties include crime fighting, traffic control, maintaining public safety, and counter-terrorism...

, located in Kiryat Menachem Begin
Kiryat Menachem Begin
Kiryat Menachem Begin, named after former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and also known as Kiryat HaMemshala, is a complex of government buildings in East Jerusalem located between Sheikh Jarrah in the north, adjacent to Mount Scopus in the east and Ammunition Hill in the west...

 in Jerusalem.

History


During Israel's first two decades, the Israel Police headquarters were the Russian Compound in West Jerusalem. As the organization increased its size, the need for a new staff building became apparent. Following the Six-Day War
Six-Day War
The Six-Day War , also known as the June War, 1967 Arab-Israeli War, or Third Arab-Israeli War, was fought between June 5 and 10, 1967, by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt , Jordan, and Syria...

, in which Israel captured all of Jerusalem, a new location was chosen in East Jerusalem, between Mount Scopus
Mount Scopus
Mount Scopus , جبل المشهد , جبل الصوانة) is a mountain in northeast Jerusalem. In the wake of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, Mount Scopus became a UN protected Jewish exclave within Jordanian-occupied territory until the Six-Day War in 1967...

 and the western part of the city. The building was planned by the architect Dan Eytan and inaugurated in 1973. The Ministry of Public Security
Ministry of Public Security (Israel)
The Ministry of Public Security , also Ministry of Internal Security, is a government agency of Israel. It is the statewide law enforcement agency and oversees the Israel Police and the Israel Prison Service.-Minister of Public Security:...

building was later built next to the police headquarters.