The U.S.-based Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) nonprofit will award Israel Police Commissioner Insp. Gen. YoChanan Danino for his leadership in creating strong ties and cooperation with other police commissioners around the world.
Danino, who will receive the award in a special ceremony next week, has been chosen for the annual honor for his contribution to law enforcement and for serving as an example of upholding the highest standards in policing on an international level. Previous recipients of the award have been Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, New York Police Commissioner William Bratton, and Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis.
In recent years, the Israel Police has put significant effort into improving ties with other law enforcement agencies. This includes sharing intelligence, joint exercises, and overall cooperation. “These combined operations [with other police forces] make Israel Police one of the finest and most professional law enforcement agencies in the world,” Danino said, according to Israel Hayom.
One of the largest Israel Police projects in recent years has been improving cooperation with Jordanian and Palestinian Authority law enforcement. At first, meetings between Israel and their Palestinian and Jordanian counterparts were a PERF initiative, intended to improve thwarting cross-border felonies. “We work with them all the time, and the cooperation is only getting better, but if we want a breakthrough, it would have to happen alongside a diplomatic action,” said Danino.