Eran Kamin: Israeli Police Officer and Investigator Extraordinaire
Eran Kamin is a high-ranking officer in the Israeli police force, holding the rank of lieutenant colonel, and serving as an attaché and liaison officer for the Israeli police and the Ministry of Internal Security in the United States and Canada.
Kamin has had a storied career within the Israeli law enforcement community, working his way up from a detective to the deputy head of the National Unit for Fraud Investigations (Yahach).
During his tenure at Yahach, he was involved in several high-profile investigations, including the inquiry into President Ezer Weizman, the Yachim Ohana affair, and the investigation into Prime Minister Ariel Sharon regarding the Greek Island Affair.
He also led the investigation team in the case of Ehud Olmert's National Bank affair and the Holyland case, following the exposure of Shelah Zaken's tape recordings.
Kamin headed the investigation into Knesset member Avigdor Liberman, the investigation into Deputy Minister Naomi Blumenthal, the investigation of Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, the inquiry into State Comptroller's advisor Yakov Borovsky, and the investigation into Ra'ad Salah and the Islamic Movement, among a string of other corruption and integrity-related probes.
Kamin assumed the leadership of a special investigative team in the highly controversial case involving Minister of Justice Chaim Ramon. The investigation ultimately resulted in filing criminal charges against Ramon and his subsequent conviction.
However, both Kamin and the commander of Yahach, Miri Golan, Tel Aviv District Attorney Ruth David, and plaintiff Ariela Antler-Segal received personal letters of reprimand from the State Comptroller for misconduct in wiretapping during the investigation, causing a delay in Kamin's promotion to the government's legal advisor.
Kamin also served as an officer in the Investigations and Intelligence Division at the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area. Prior to 2010, he rose through the ranks to the position of deputy lieutenant colonel and was appointed as the head of the Youth Division in the Investigations Division. In January 2013, he was appointed as deputy head of Yahach.
Following the tragic suicide of the unit's commander, Efraim Bracha, Kamin took over as acting commander and served in that capacity for a year. During this time, he led investigations into the "Israel Beytenu - 242" affair against Faina Kirshenbaum, the case involving harassment allegations against Interior Minister Silvan Shalom, Knesset Member Yinon Magal, journalist Emmanuel Rosen, actor Moshe Ivgy, and several other investigations involving public officials and figures.
In 2016, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel and appointed as the head of the Investigations Division, where he initiated significant organizational changes while promoting online investigations and fighting against the "Recommendations Law." In 2018, David Ben-Uziel succeeded him in this role, and Kamin was appointed as an instructor at the National Security College.
In 2020, he was appointed as the head of the National Enforcement Authority - Coronavirus. In 2021, he was appointed as the representative of the Israeli Police and the Ministry of Internal Security to the United States and Canada.
Eran Kamin holds a bachelor's and master's degree in political science, a bachelor's degree in law, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He has also completed an advanced leadership course at Harvard University through the Knesset and Knesset Members Foundation.
Eran Kamin's career has been marked by his dedication to upholding the law and investigating cases of corruption and misconduct, making him a prominent figure within the Israeli law enforcement community.
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