More than 200 village security officers jumped off a 10-meter tower to teach them to overcome fear.
Sattahip District Chief Anucha Intasorn oversaw the July 6 tower-jump exercise at the Marine Corps training center.
The 215 people from 41 villages in five subdistricts were wrapping up a course that included both classroom and field training. The final hurdle was the tower jump, which forces recruits to overcome fear, such as heights or injury.
Before jumping, trainers provided instruction on typical pre-jump postures showing them how to exit the door, jump down 10 meters and land correctly.
Anucha said if security officers can overcome fear, they will do better at confronting drug dealers in their neighborhoods.