Maj. Gen. Jamal Hakrush
Jamal Hakrush joined the Israel Police in 1978 and served as a patrolman at the Hadera police station. After completing officers’ training, Maj. Gen. Hakrush became a patrol officer at the Hadera police station and also served in command posts at the Zvulun and Haifa police stations. In 2004, he was appointed commander of the Afula police station and subsequently was appointed commander of the Nahariya police station, including during the Second Lebanon War.
In 2007, Maj. Gen. was appointed the commander of the Zvulun police station, and became the first Muslim Arab at the rank of Deputy Commissioner. In 2010, he was appointed Deputy Commander of the Coastal District and was in office during the Mount Carmel forest fire. In 2012, he was promoted to the rank of Brig. Gen. and was appointed Deputy Chief of the Traffic Division. In 2013, heh was appointed Deputy Commander of the Coastal District.
In April 2016, Maj. Gen. Hakrush was appointed to head a new police branch to increase and improve the level of police services in the Arab sector and thus improve the quality of life in Arab communities in Israel, by focusing on combatting crime in the Arab sector.
Since this appointment, there has been a rise in the number of young people from the Arab sector recruited into the Israel Police, and two police stations were opened in Arab communities to continue these efforts.