New law to improve police performances and services

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Bangkok – Kamnoon Sidhisamarn, a member of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), said in a recent seminar on police reform that NLA members are now reviewing the draft of the new National Police Act. It is an overhaul to the existing national police law enacted since 2004.

The new act will also include revisions on criminal investigation law and laws related to local administration.

The NLA member said the new police law will ensure that there will be no more patronage system in the police promotion system and that police officers will be promoted to higher ranks in accordance with their competence and ability. This will enable police to work more independently and more closely to the people.