Also called the "Latvia affair 2."
Apparently Israel has a curious practice of giving employees saalry increments solely on the basis of the possession of an academic degree. Here we have a case of the rabbinate giving out bogus rabbinical degrees to, of all people, police officers.
I can see it now: "Stop thief!! Or I'll make you listen to my sermons!"
or "Sir, with those malfunctioning winshield wipers, this vehicle is pasul, and it is 'not recommended' for religious Jews to ride in it."
We sometimes joke about the "kosher police" at shul, but this is gpoing a little too far.