National Headquarters of the Israel Police

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National Headquarters of the Israel Police in Kiryat Menachem Begin

The National Headquarters of the Israel Police (Hebrew: בניין המטה הארצי של משטרת ישראל‎‎) (Hamateh HeArtzi) is the headquarters of the Israel Police, located in Kiryat Menachem Begin in Jerusalem.

History[edit]

During Israel's first two decades, the Israel Police headquarters were in Tel Aviv. As the organization increased its size, the need for a new staff building became apparent. Following the Six-Day War, in which Israel captured all of Jerusalem, a new location was chosen in East Jerusalem, between Mount Scopus and the western part of the city.

The original building, first planned during the Jordanian period as a hospital, was redesigned by architect Dan Eytan and inaugurated in 1973, at which time a second and larger building was added. The Ministry of Public Security building was later built next to the police headquarters.

The Israel National Police headquarters houses a centralized computer in which all criminal records are stored. Gun permits, vehicle registration and driving licenses are also on file. [1]

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Coordinates: 31°47′49.78″N 35°13′57.46″E / 31.7971611°N 35.2326278°E / 31.7971611; 35.2326278