Pattaya is hosting training exercises organized by the Internal Security Operations Command for police and tourism operators aimed at preventing crime and terrorism.
Lt. Gen. Ongart Chawalwiwat, deputy director at ISOC Region 3, told police and military officials Aug. 17 the ISOC is spearheading the project to develop security measures to prevent criminal and terrorist activities.
At the meeting, assignments were handed out to organizations involved to help prevent criminal activities and transitional crimes such as drug smuggling.
Pattaya City Hall was chosen as the center for training that began Aug. 24. Pattaya was allowed to invite members from various sectors, hoteliers and even local residents.
Also, several members from the ISOC region 1-4 attended the training.
The exercise included lectures and details on international crimes and how they affect Thailand. It also covered laws that the public should be aware of and the possible penalties for violating them.
The objective of the training was to raise the awareness of people of how these crimes are lurking. It also encouraged authorities and residents to take part in reporting any suspicious activities.
The importance of coordination was also explained, emphasizing how it can save the lives and belongings of tourists and residents alike.
Future training sessions in Pattaya are anticipated.