Thai police chief revamps recruitment after promotion scandal

In response to concerns over the fast promotion of a young feminine police officer and the involvement of high-profile individuals and celebrities within the commissioned officer utility process, Thailand’s national police chief, General Damrongsak Kittiprapas, ordered amendments to the recruitment process.
National police spokesperson Lieutenant General Archayon Kraithong said that General Damrongsak has instructed Lieutenant General Kittirat Phanphet to determine a panel to revise the laws regarding the admission and advancement of commissioned law enforcement officials.
Lt. Gen. Archayon said…
“The eligibility for commissioned officers will have to be clear. The recruitment should meet police divisions’ demands, and the drive will supply more locations for commissioned officers to police who’re non-commissioned.”
The panel may even look at police-certified training courses that allow non-commissioned officers to be promoted to commissioned officers upon completion. According to Lt. Gen. Archayon, the 17-week training course was initially supposed for children of deceased commissioned officers who wished to turn out to be eligible for such positions. The course is also obtainable to individuals from varied fields whose skills are sought after by the police pressure, Bangkok Post reported.
A Facebook page named ‘Phuen Tamruat’ just lately highlighted the case of a girl who began as a police lance corporal in late 2021, and was promoted to sub-lieutenant simply two months later. The lady regarded as in her 20s, turned a lieutenant in June of last year and was promoted to captain earlier this month.
Former politician Chuwit Kamolvisit additionally shared on Facebook about another young girl who skilled an unusually speedy rise in rank. Elements noted that her luxurious life-style and frequent worldwide travel could not be supported by a police wage alone..

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