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Thai police get new training centre

By THE NATION

 

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Michael Heath

 

A new US-funded, tactical training centre for Thai police was inaugurated on Thursday (February 20).

 

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opening ceremony

 

Inspector-General, Pol General Suchart Teerasawat presided over the opening ceremony together with US Embassy’s Charge d’Affaires, Michael Heath, and Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) West director,Rear Admiral Robert Hayes.

 

The indoor centre is located at the Royal Thai Police Tactical Training Centre in Nakhon Ratchasima province. Its construction was supported by a US government budget of $2.75 million (Bt28.5 million).

 

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Robert Hayes

 

The centre is designed like an indoor mock town with a bank, shop, bus stop, traffic light, and apartment, allowing Thai police to conduct training scenarios in a crowded city-like environment.

 

The centre also has a closed-circuit digital recording system that will be advantageous for the trainees in reviewing their actions.

 

“Countering transitional criminal networks requires a team effort,” said the JIATF director. “The partnership between JIATF West, the US Drug

Enforcement Administration, and the US Embassy’s Office of Diplomatic Security and Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement with the Royal Thai Police serves as an example of that team approach and of our shared commitment to fight crime.”

 

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tear gases, and other weapons exhibited in the ceremony

 

The collaboration between JIATF West, the Royal Thai Police, and other law enforcement agencies dates back to 1994.

 

During 2013 and 2019, in collaboration the agencies conducted 68 training programmes and participated in several joint exercises. Moreover, JIATF West sponsored 19 infrastructure projects in Thailand, exceeding US$13 million.

 

In 2019, Royal Thai Police collaborated with US’s Drug Enforcement Administration to arrest Joseph Hunter, previous US army sniper who then became hired killer for Asian drug lord.

 

The police commandos arrested Hunter while he was staying in Phuket province, together with persons related to him.

The Royal Thai Police Tactical Training Centre is situated in in Nong Saria subdistrict, over around 2,000 rai. This place provides short training courses for police nationwide, and on average 160 police will be trained there per week.

 

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The center's dam, using for water training

 

The courses are divided in three sections: water operation, driving training, and mocked town operation. 

 

“The training is aimed at improving police’s skills and preventing excessive violence in police operation,” the centre’s representative explained.

 

On the transitional crime statistics in 2019 on drugs, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said that a profound change has taken place in Southeast Asia’s illicit drug market in recent years as massive amounts of synthetic drugs, in particular methamphetamine, have been increasingly produced in and trafficked from northern Myanmar.

 

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Mocked Town

 

“This surge appears to have been driven by the displacement of transnational organised crime and associated large-scale methamphetamine manufacture from other parts of East and Southeast Asia, mainly from China, into remote areas where conditions for drug production are favourable” the organisation explained.

 

The UNODC added that several indicators point to decreased demand for heroin in Southeast Asia and neighbouring regions over the past several years, occurring in parallel with decreases in the area under opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar. 

 

This is in contrast to the use of synthetic drugs, notably methamphetamine, which has significantly increased in the region over the last decade, its document said.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30382558

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-02-21

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51 minutes ago, webfact said:

Thai police get new training centre

What's wrong with the existing one?  :biggrin:

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someone discovered their Meth lab?  so had to cover it up using a simulated raid...

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Very good. Partially US funded Police Academy ?

 

Was unaware that the Thai Police was for sale...for a petty 2.7 m US$  ? 🤑...in that case, can I also make a bribe donation and get a lifelong "free Police-roadblock/farang-checkpoint pass" ? :cheesy:

 

Do not mean to spoil the party, but will they give the cadets courses on how not to be corrupt and how to tackle and report their corrupt counterparts, if any :whistling: ?

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Thai police get new training centre

 

Why? They aren't trained and are likely not going to be trained. So...

 

Why?

 

 

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

The courses are divided in three sections: water operation, driving training, and mocked town operation. 

they all take turns poking fun at the badly designed petrol station ?

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Maybe could have converted some of those "police resorts" into training centers. I could give several reasons cops might want to have their own resorts (doing in the dark what you don't want coming out in the light), but...

There's one on Sukumvit Pattaya, next to Banglamung Home for Boys (look to your left)

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It wont change the outcomes. Incompetence is a disease in BIB.

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2 minutes ago, Emdog said:

Maybe could have converted some of those "police resorts" into training centers. I could give several reasons cops might want to have their own resorts (doing in the dark what you don't want coming out in the light), but...

There's one on Sukumvit Pattaya, next to Banglamung Home for Boys (look to your left)

Huge one called 'The Cop' with the police Kraut Rommel hat as the logo. 

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22 hours ago, observer90210 said:

Very good. Partially US funded Police Academy ?

 

Was unaware that the Thai Police was for sale...for a petty 2.7 m US$  ? 🤑...in that case, can I also make a bribe donation and get a lifelong "free Police-roadblock/farang-checkpoint pass" ? :cheesy:

 

Do not mean to spoil the party, but will they give the cadets courses on how not to be corrupt and how to tackle and report their corrupt counterparts, if any :whistling: ?

But...But; the only reason they join is to get on the same Gravy Train !

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22 hours ago, Vacuum said:

What's wrong with the existing one?  :biggrin:

Well if the picture in the previous post is anything to go by it could do with weeding!

 

These sorts of indoor Close Quarter Battle Ranges (CQBR) - because that is what it is - are very high tech, and require a lot of maintenance. If they are to be any more than up market games of cowboys and indians, they also need thorough prior training and carefully conducted shooting practices. Umhh...

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22 hours ago, Vacuum said:

What's wrong with the existing one?  :biggrin:

...i bet you there is a big red jumping castle and a fleet of those shopping mall childrens' battery cars on one of the floors.

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23 hours ago, Vacuum said:

What's wrong with the existing one?  :biggrin:

No bar..........:drunk:

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On 2/21/2020 at 2:42 PM, webfact said:

Its construction was supported by a US government budget of $2.75 million (Bt28.5 million).

Why do they support it? Thailand can also buy (chinese) submarines for 1 billion us$.

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1 hour ago, legend49 said:

It wont change the outcomes. Incompetence is a disease in BIB.

Nah. Saying it's a disease, is lie saying it's acquired. I don't think it is. I think it's genetic. Baked-in.

 

 

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