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Phuket police launch anti-crime drive for New Year

Phuket police launch anti-crime drive for New Year

PHUKET: Maj Gen Saksira Phuak-am, Deputy Commissioner of the Provincial Police Region 8, yesterday (Dec 29) presided over a ceremony to launch an anti-crime campaign for the New Year.

By The Phuket News

Friday 30 December 2022, 01:31PM

The campaign aims to build confidence among the public, and tourists, during New Year’s Eve tomorrow, under the banner, “Safety is important.”

Present for the campaign launch was Maj Gen Sermphan Sirikong, Chief of Phuket Provincial Police, along with Phuket Vice Governor Arnupap Rodkwan Yodrabam and a hosting of other high-ranking officials.

Assembled for the launch were officers from Region 8 Police, Phuket Provincial Police, Phuket Immigration, Phuket Tourist Police, Marine Police and government agencies along with teams of rescue workers from the Kusoldharm Foundation.

In total, the assembly amounted to 350 personnel.

“The policy of the Royal Thai Police has set various measures to prevent and suppress crime,” Maj Gen Saksira said.

“We are ready to take care of the safety of life and property for the people, and facilitate traffic, during New Year’s Eve 2023. This is a show of our readiness for duty, to build confidence in the safety of life and property for people as well as tourists, and to reduce the opportunity for criminals to cause mayhem, including creating a situation of unrest, in the area,” he said.

“The goal of this anti-crime mobilisation is to focus on and make arrests in important cases, such as firearms, weapons of war, explosives and drugs, as well as suspects wanted on outstanding warrants and those wanted for online offences. This campaign is to clear up crime during this time. It will build confidence for people and tourists in the Phuket area as well,” Maj Gen Saksira said.

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JohnC | 31 December 2022 - 08:55:49

LOL. They love their photo opportunities with uniforms and parades. Difficult to imagine RTP officers chasing criminals on bicycles when they can't manage it on motorbikes or in cars. Only way anyone is ever stopped is if they happen to pass through a police checkpoint. Need to be proactive, chase down offenders rather than just stay in one place and hope they come to you.

Kurt | 31 December 2022 - 07:09:40

....If just 10% of that last wednesday manpower road show was daily on Phuket roads to act pro-active enforce, how much safer would be Phuket roads ? Where are all these police officers hanging out when there is no Royalty visiting Phuket?

Kurt | 31 December 2022 - 07:05:49

Another photo show charade of 'self shoulder tapping'.  And such regular shows give public the impression Phuket is a very dangerous island for tourists. At least on the roads, as we now hear see/hear the ambulances day and night. Last wednesday on route Phuket Tpwn -Naiharn we have seen hundreds policemen along the road, because a prince/princess was going to Naiharn. If just 10% of that ...

Old guy | 30 December 2022 - 14:29:35

After the tea money is distributed, how many of the 350 are still clean enough and available to arrest those that did get the money?
Will Thailand actually try to   raise itself out of the "3rd World" status? 
Happy New Year. 


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