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Tourist Police Deployment Showing Their Readiness Nationwide “For Songkran Safety, Tourist Police are more than ready to serve and protect"

Today (April 11, 2024), at 16:00, the Tourist Police Bureau and 32 tourist police stations across the country held a deployment ceremony to demonstrate readiness in performing their duties to safeguard tourists and the public during the Songkran Festival 2024, supporting the policies of the government and the Royal Thai Police in facilitating and ensuring safety for the public and tourists during the Songkran Festival.

In Bangkok, the ceremony was held at the Royal Plaza, chaired by Pol.Lt.Gen.Saksira PHEUAK-UM, the Tourist Police Commissioner, accompanied by Pol.Maj.Gen. Supasate Chokchai and Pol.Maj.Gen.Phongsiam Meekhanthong, the Tourist Police Deputy Commissioners, Pol.Maj.Gen.M.L.Santikorn Vorawan, the Commander of Tourist Police Division 1, as well as executives of the Tourism Authority of Thailand and network partners.

In the regional areas, the deployment ceremonies were held in key Songkran event areas, including Hua Hin district, chaired by Pol.Maj.Gen.Krit Warit, the Tourist Police Deputy Commissioner, Tha Pae Gate, Chiang Mai province, chaired by the Commander of Tourist Police Division 2; and Koh Samui, chaired by the Commander of Tourist Police Division 3. This includes the deployments at the subdivision level and tourist police stations nationwide.

Furthermore, as a Songkran gift, the Tourist Police have also worked on creating safe tourism areas in collaboration with community tourism networks through the Strong Tourism Community (S.T.C.) project in 33 locations nationwide. They have also provided mobile car services for tourists and the public at large Songkran events, along with a 24-hour Tourist Police Call Center 1155, which supports communication in 5 languages: English, Russian, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. This service is linked to the hotline 191 and 1669, as well as the "Tourist Police i lert u" application, which allows for incident reporting and assistance round the clock. Additionally, QR codes are provided for viewing informative VDO animations on what tourists should know when in Thailand (Dos and Don'ts) in English-Chinese versions for tourists at all international airports nationwide.

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