Teen ‘Youth Police’ hit the beat in Pattaya

Friday, 22 August 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By  Theerarak Suthathiwong

High-school students got a taste of life on the beat in Pattaya as area Tourist Police enlisted them in a “Youth Police” program to work with foreigners.

Region 2 Tourist Police chief Col. Prapoj Chotikhun and Pattaya chief Lt. Col. Arun Promphan led the evening course for 18 students from Pattaya School No. 11 Aug. 1.

High-school students were given a taste of life on the beat when area Tourist Police enlisted them to work with foreigners.High-school students were given a taste of life on the beat when area Tourist Police enlisted them to work with foreigners.

Before taking the field, the students had learned some basic Russian, Chinese, Korean and English phrases from the police and then, under supervision, were set loose at Bali Hai Pier to assist tourists.

Officials said the program was developed because of the historical fear youths have of police. The training session brought down barriers between the students and officers and gave them lessons in police work that they might one day go into.

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