Thai police chief revamps recruitment after promotion scandal

In response to considerations over the fast promotion of a young female police officer and the involvement of high-profile individuals and celebrities within the commissioned officer application process, Thailand’s nationwide police chief, General Damrongsak Kittiprapas, ordered amendments to the recruitment procedure.
National police spokesperson Lieutenant General Archayon Kraithong stated that General Damrongsak has instructed Lieutenant General Kittirat Phanphet to ascertain a panel to revise the regulations relating to the admission and advancement of commissioned law enforcement officials.
Lt. Gen. Archayon said…
“The eligibility for commissioned officers should be transparent. Mold should meet police divisions’ calls for, and the force will offer extra locations for commissioned officers to police who’re non-commissioned.”
The panel will also examine police-certified training courses that permit non-commissioned officers to be promoted to commissioned officers upon completion. According to Lt. Gen. Archayon, the 17-week training course was initially intended for youngsters of deceased commissioned officers who wished to become eligible for such positions. The course can be obtainable to people from numerous fields whose expertise are wanted by the police drive, Bangkok Post reported.
A Facebook page named ‘Phuen Tamruat’ just lately highlighted the case of a lady who began as a police lance corporal in late 2021, and was promoted to sub-lieutenant just two months later. The girl considered in her 20s, turned a lieutenant in June of final yr and was promoted to captain earlier this month.
Former politician Chuwit Kamolvisit also shared on Facebook about another younger girl who skilled an unusually speedy rise in rank. He famous that her luxurious life-style and frequent international journey could not be supported by a police salary alone..

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