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Copping It Sweet

July 7, 2010

Last week rabbis and other jewish community dignitaries met key members of the Victorian Police force.

This meeting of minds took place at the St Kilda town hall. Leaders present included Commander Ashley Dickinson and Chief Commissioner Simon Overland, while enforcers of Jewish law included Rabbis Yaakov Glasman, Meir Shlomo Kluwgant and James Kennard. The community has long prided itself on its relationship with the local authority.

As reported by the AJN, Jewish constable Anthony Tannenbaum spoke of the rigorous application process for joining the force. “I remember the sergeant doing my interview asked me why there weren’t more Jewish police applicants. I replied with as honest an answer as I could … Jewish mothers.”

It will be interesting to see if the impending election will coerce more plans out of the incumbent government to add more policing to our streets – and if this imbalance in the jewish policing community will be addressed.

*Stockdale and Leggo Elsternwick has gathered this information to provide an interesting document for readers and subscribers. Information contained herein is gathered from a range of sources including but not limited to; local Victorian press both virtual and hardcopy, Valuer General Information & Agents own investigations. All efforts are made to verify the information provided. The information is not to be relied upon or used in dealings with third parties and people should make their own investigations regarding their own property or personal circumstances. Opinions and observations offered should not be treated as fact.

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