PHUKET TOWN: Police officers went through a two-hour competition yesterday to hone their skills in dealing with hostage-taking and other “hot” situations. Police were judged on their work with pistols and rifles, methods of snatching a gun from a suspect, using handcuffs, arresting suspects in a car, freeing hostages on a bus, protecting VIPs and other similar drills. Pol Maj Vichakom Kamjampa, Head Police Instructor, told the Gazette that the competition was intended to improve discipline and that similar competitions are held every three months around the country. The station team from Phuket that wins will go on to a Region 8 competition. Phuket Town Police Station has gone to the regional competition twice so far.
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