Leading the assembly of officers, numbering 420 personnel in total from all law-enforcement agencies in Phuket, was Pol Maj Gen Wanchai Ekaphonpitch, Deputy Commissioner of Region 8 Police.
Joining Maj Gen Wanchai were other top-ranking police commanders as well as Phuket Vice Governor Anupap Rodkwan Yodrabam.
Tha Chatchai Police Commander Col Sompong Boonrat explained to the assembly that the Royal Thai Police is to conduct a campaign to jointly prevent crime and prevent and reduce road accidents during the Songkran holidays.
“In the area of prevention and suppression, officers are scheduled to mobilise forces to clean up crime between April 8-17, 2022, with the aim of arresting persons involved in common crime, technology crime, suspects wanted on outstanding arrest warrants and all other offences in the area,” Col Sompong said.
“For the prevention and reduction of road accidents, the campaign has been set for between April 11-17, 2022,” Col Sompong continued.
“The Phuket Provincial Police is holding this ceremony to show our readiness and to build confidence in taking care of the safety of people’s lives and properties, including those of tourists, and [readiness] to cut down on the opportunity of criminal groups that may cause various acts of violence,” he said.