The Ministry of Public Security works though various operational agencies to prevent crime and violence in order to enhance the personal and communal sense of security.
The Ministry of Public Security works with municipalities across the country through the following agencies:
• Mezila – Community and Crime Prevention Division
• IADA – The Israel Anti-Drug and Alcohol Authority
“Mezila” - Community and Crime Prevention Division:
The Ministry's Community and Crime Prevention Division, or as it is better known to the Israeli public, Mezila, was established to promote and reinforce the stance of communities against violence, by bringing about improved coordination between the community’s organizations along with greater involvement and activism on the part of its residents.
Mezila currently operates in 65 municipalities and 20 youth centers.
City Without Violence
The "City Without Violence" program is a municipal system-wide program designed to confront and deal with issues of all violence occurring in a specific city.
The program focuses on all of the municipal variables which affect the violence in the city and can potentially minimize the phenomenon. On a practical level, the program includes dozens of projects in the fields of enforcement, education, leisure and welfare
The Israeli program “City without Violence” operates in 84 local authorities out of 255 councils through the country.
The Israel Anti-Drug and Alcohol Authority (IADA):
IADA Leads the government’s struggle against drugs use.
The authority's main activities are structuring policy of fighting dangerous drugs use, educational services for prevention, rehabilitation of drug victims, law enforcement, community activities, human resources development, promoting research, information and volunteerism.
The authority coordinates the activities of many government agencies which control the many aspects of fighting against drugs and other agencies involved in fighting drugs.
The Israeli Anti-Drug and Alcohol acts within the framework of 74 local authorities.
Municipal Policing pilot program:
This is a combined effort of both police and local authorities, working to provide a better quality of life and strengthening the sense of personal security of citizens, by patroling neighborhoods, schools, parks and other public areas.
Municipal Policing implemented the first phase in 13 local authorities.