It now appears that Interior Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) will not extend the tenures of Police Commissioner Roni Alsheikh and Israel Prison System Commissioner Ofra Klinger.
According to Tuesday evening's News 2 report, Minister Erdan intends to appoint senior officers from the police to head the police department and prison system.
In recent days, Erdan has approached legal officials in search of a police commissioner candidate instead of Alsheikh.
The reason for the search is that in the extensive polygraph tests conducted for the commissioners after a number of sex scandals within the police department were revealed - embarrassing and old details, but not criminal ones, were also included.
Since Erdan does not want to find himself once again declaring a commissioner's candidacy only to be forced to withdraw, as is the case with Gal Hirsch, Erdan wants to make sure his preferred candidate for the commissioner will have a smooth appointment process.