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Pattaya police are being told to clean up their act, stop hiding behind masks and try harder to communicate better with tourists. The directive has come from Bangkok HQ.

Pattaya News is reporting that the local Pattaya police chief Pol Col Apichai Krobpetch is passing on the directive to officers on the beat. He said that “This is especially important as Pattaya is a big tourist town.”

It’s also important because, we’re told by the Thai government, that Pattaya is now a “world class family resort.”

Traffic police are being told to apply the law fairly and sort out traffic problems at the resorts, not on the spot. They are also being told to provide better service, do more to assist the public and ‘clean up’ their procedures when it comes to searches and arrests.

Pattaya News says that masks and balaclavas, or anything obscuring the faces of police is now a “no-no” as police chiefs try and improve the image of the the force among Thais and tourists alike.

Last year Pattaya’s police chief arranged haircuts at the station for 400 men as part of the directive at the time to improve the ‘appearance’ of the Pattaya police force.

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