Police Outline Priorities For Law & Order

National police chief Suwat Jangyodsuk Press Conference
National police chief Suwat Jangyodsuk.

The Royal Thai Police has outlined its work priorities for this new fiscal year, starting last Friday, saying it will focus mainly on suppression of cybercrime, drug addict rehabilitation and tougher punishment for police officers who break the law.

More modern devices necessary for countering criminal activities committed on social media, in particular, will be purchased to better support the suppression of cybercrime, said national police chief Pol Gen Suwat Jangyodsuk.

“Senior police officials including deputy inspectors, inspectors and superintendents will be trained further on techniques in verifying the true identity of social media users suspected of committing a crime online,” Pol Gen Jangyodsuk said.

As part of a national drug suppression policy developed for the 2022 fiscal year, police also plan to open their own centre for drug rehabilitation centred on medical science and technology, he said.

Police officers who commit a crime, meanwhile, will face even tougher legal action, he said.

He said that the past fiscal year, a total of 283 police had been fired after they were proven guilty in criminal and disciplinary cases which had come to the notice of the police.