Shaping up for the highest job
Officer tipped as subsequent police chief has seen the lot
Deputy nationwide police chief Pol Gen Roy Ingkapairote is amongst candidates tipped for the highest job on the Royal Thai Police (RTP), having already been positioned answerable for tackling key points together with human trafficking, the unlawful drug commerce and crimes associated to the atmosphere.
He attended Triam Udom Suksa Faculty earlier than enrolling on the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory Faculty after which the Royal Police Cadet Academy.
He earned a bachelor’s diploma in legislation from Ramkhamhaeng College and a masters in public administration within the US.
He additionally participated within the US Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Nationwide Academy coaching course for worldwide legislation enforcement officers in addition to an equal course in Australia.
Pol Gen Roy rose by the ranks on the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB), working first as a detective on the Crime Suppression Division earlier than assuming a job within the vacationer police.
He was then handed assignments on the Royal Thai Police’s Particular Department involving transnational crime and terrorism.
Later he was appointed chief of the Vacationer Police Bureau at a time when the federal government wished the police power to play a job in boosting confidence amongst overseas guests.
Pol Gen Roy launched the usage of facial recognition know-how to check pictures of criminals in vacationer areas with driving licence images to discourage crime.
He additionally opened a Line account to speak with vacationers and launched the Vacationer Buddy app so guests can extra simply search police help.
He was later put answerable for operations to crack down on overseas prison teams in main vacationer provinces and clear up circumstances involving the homicide of foreigners.
Beneath his management, the Vacationer Police Bureau was ranked prime amongst police items beneath the CIB in 2013.
Pol Gen Roy’s ascent up the ranks continued when he was appointed deputy commissioner of the CIB, later changing into commissioner of the Particular Department Bureau. He was made an assistant nationwide police chief in 2018 and final yr was promoted to deputy nationwide police chief.
With about two years left in workplace earlier than his necessary retirement in 2024, Pol Gen Roy is a front-runner to succeed the present nationwide police chief who retires on the finish of September.
Certainly, it was outgoing Pol Gen Suwat Jangyodsuk who put Pol Gen Roy answerable for the RTP’s ladies and youngsters safety programme and anti-human trafficking centre, the narcotics prevention and suppression centre, and the centre for the suppression of unlawful logging and destruction of pure sources.
“The federal government has given particular precedence to human trafficking. Nevertheless, points associated to migration and unlawful entry should even be taken into consideration,” he stated.
Relating to migration, Pol Gen Roy stated it’s regular for folks to maneuver to new international locations looking for higher lives for themselves and their households.
A living proof is the 59 Rohingya migrants discovered deserted on an island off mainland Satun province on June 4.
Police are investigating who introduced the migrants into Thai waters after preliminary questioning indicated they had been travelling by boat from Bangladesh to Malaysia. The boat had dropped them off on the island a few week in the past earlier than crusing away, in keeping with the group.
Pol Gen Roy stated a set of standards has been devised in session with the Labour Ministry and Ministry of Social Improvement and Human Safety, to differentiate victims of human trafficking from different sorts of unlawful entry.
There have additionally been latest high-profile circumstances of Thai ladies travelling to take up affords of labor at leisure venues in Myanmar solely to flee again to Thailand later, claiming they had been compelled into prostitution, Pol Gen Roy stated.
”A few of them had been initially keen to work there as they had been promised a very good earnings solely to find later that the roles weren’t what they anticipated.
“Some entered the nation illegally and when Covid-19 hit, that they had no freedom of motion so that they determined to return house. Some claimed they had been mistreated and requested Thai authorities for assist getting house,” Pol Gen Roy stated.
Relating to the crackdown on the unlawful medicine commerce, he stated the police power is now specializing in confiscating property quite than seizing medicine in a transfer supposed to stifle the monetary sources of drug traffickers.
Drug merchants are likely to keep away from the medicine and pay couriers to ship them to locations, he stated.
”Police can solely arrest couriers however can’t lay their fingers on the true culprits. So we attempt to arrest everybody concerned to interrupt down the networks. However it’s a robust problem to achieve the true traffickers,” he stated.
Between Oct 1 of final yr and June 1, police seized drug-related property value greater than 4.2 billion baht.