Israel Police officers will receive special grants to boost their motivation levels, the Israeli Finance and Public Security Ministries announced on Wednesday, together with the Israel Police.

The agreement comes after Israeli Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Public Security Minister Omar Bar-Lev, and Director of Salary and Employment Agreements in the Finance Ministry Kobi Bar-Nathan approved the fiscal aid.

The grants will “increase the sense of security among Israeli civilians by compensating police serving in the Old City and holy places, promoting excellence and strengthening enforcement in the Arab sector,” a joint statement said. “The grants will be differential and given on the basis of clear criteria.”

They will be distributed as part of a biannual program created by the police’s Personnel and Planning branches.

The financial assistance will further bolster the police’s national 100 call center, as well as investigators in police stations who are in continuous contact with the public.

Police motorcyclists will also be grant recipients, as will those who enter officer courses and become instructors.

“The motivation of Israel Police officers is highly important, especially during these days,” said Lieberman. “We will continue to incentivize those who guard the security of the State of Israel and express our deep appreciation for their actions. Through active steps and initiatives, we will boost the sense of security among the country’s civilians.”

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