Haifa Appoints Female Police Chief

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CBNNews.com - HAIFA, Israel - For the first time in the nation's history, a woman has been appointed commander of a major police station.

Major General Ahuva Tomer will oversee a 500-member force in the northern port city, assisted by another woman officer, Deputy Chief Superintendent Etti Meirson.

During the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006, Tomer served as Haifa's deputy police chief.

For the past two years, she has been the operations officer of the Northern Police District.

Tomer's peers lauded her appointment.

"The service she is doing to the status of women in the police is that she does not flaunt the fact that she is a woman at every opportunity. She simply does her job the way it's supposed to be done," one colleague noted.

"For the first time in Israel, a female commander is taking the post to command a station of this size," Coastal District Commander Roni Attia said.

"This is a position with many challenges, and I believe she will withstand them just as those preceding her did," he said.

Source: YNet news

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