Area law-enforcement agencies say they are ready for the coming ASEAN Economic Community, with technology and processes in place to monitor tourists and track foreign criminals.
Speaking to the Pattaya Business & Tourism Association Sept. 12, Banglamung Police Superintendent Col. Somnuk Changate and Chonburi Police Deputy Superintendent Phanomphrai Jakkrapas reviewed technology and processes put in place for the start of the AEC in 2015.
Area law-enforcement agencies address the Pattaya Business & Tourism Association about the coming ASEAN Economic Community.
Phanomphrai explained that the Chonburi Immigration Office has conducted language training and installed technology to accommodate three languages, although he admitted the private sector is needed to donate or pay for more technology.
He said hotels and guesthouses have been educated on how to register tourists, which makes monitoring blacklisted individuals easier.
Somnuk said Banglamung and Royal Thai Police officials are focusing on popular tourist destinations and reviewing statistics on crimes committed by foreigners. He said an analysis of two years of crime statistics will be presented to top RTP officials to draft an interagency strategy on how to combat and control foreign criminals.