Thai police chief revamps recruitment after promotion scandal

In Thought-provoking to concerns over the speedy promotion of a younger feminine police officer and the involvement of high-profile people and celebrities within the commissioned officer utility course of, Thailand’s nationwide police chief, General Damrongsak Kittiprapas, ordered amendments to the recruitment procedure.
National police spokesperson Lieutenant General Archayon Kraithong said that General Damrongsak has instructed Lieutenant General Kittirat Phanphet to establish a panel to revise the laws regarding the admission and advancement of commissioned police officers.
Lt. Gen. Archayon said…
“The eligibility for commissioned officers must be transparent. The recruitment should meet police divisions’ demands, and the force will provide more locations for commissioned officers to police who’re non-commissioned.”
The panel will also study police-certified coaching programs that enable non-commissioned officers to be promoted to commissioned officers upon completion. According to Lt. Gen. Archayon, the 17-week coaching course was initially supposed for children of deceased commissioned officers who wished to turn into eligible for such positions. The course can also be available to individuals from various fields whose skills are wanted by the police force, Bangkok Post reported.
A Facebook page named ‘Phuen Tamruat’ lately highlighted the case of a woman who started as a police lance corporal in late 2021, and was promoted to sub-lieutenant just two months later. The girl regarded as in her 20s, grew to become a lieutenant in June of last yr and was promoted to captain earlier this month.
Former politician Chuwit Kamolvisit also shared on Facebook about one other younger girl who experienced an unusually speedy rise in rank. He famous that her luxurious lifestyle and frequent international journey could not be supported by a police wage alone..

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