Guards are stationed outside the building, and ushers are on duty inside. The commander of the force is called the Sergeant-at-Arms (K'tzin HaKnesset, literally, "officer of the Knesset"). In addition to its everyday duties, the Knesset Guard plays a ceremonial role, greeting dignitaries and taking part in the annual ceremony on Mount Herzl on the eve of Israeli Independence Day.
On October 29, 1957 Moshe Dwek threw a grenade during a plenary session of the Knesset. Minister Haim Moshe Shapiro, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and Minister of Foreign Affairs Golda Meir were injured. Following the events the Israeli Police decided to establish the Knesset Guard in 1958.
The Status and Authority were regulated as part of Knesset Guard Law from 1968. First Knesset Officer was Yerachmiel Belkin.
|English language equivalent||(Hebrew)||Rank||Insignia|
|Staff Sergeant||Samal Rishon|
|Sergeant First Class||Rav Samal|
|Master Sergeant||Rav Samal Rishon|
|First Sergeant||Rav Samal Mitkadem|
|Sergeant Major||?||Rav Samal Bakhir|
|Sergeant Major of Command||Rav Nagad|
|Second Guard Officer||? ? ?||Kzin mishmar mishne|
|First Guard Officer||? ?||Kzin mishmar|
|Senior Guard Officer||Shamar|
|Chief Guard Officer||Rav Shamar|
|Commissioner||? ?||Gonen Mishne|
|Commander of the Knesset Guard||?||Tat Gonen (Tat Nitzav)|
|Knesset Master-at-Arms||?||Ktzin-Ha-Knesset (Nitzav)|