According to reports roughly 1,500 people have been trained by Chonburi Police to be tourist-assistance volunteers in an effort to further increase safety for tourists visiting the area.
The training course was held at the First Pacific Hotel and Convention on February 26 where provincial police chief Pol. Maj. Gen. Nuntachart Supamongkol was in attendance at the course which was led by Royal Thai Police Cadet Academy assistant professor Pol. Col. Tatchakorn Sangthongdee.
The main role of tourist-assistance volunteers is to be able to answer visitor’s questions and provide information about nearby tourist attractions.
Other responsibilities include assisting tourists they consider to be in trouble and to work with police to carry out patrols of busy areas when asked to do so.
Those in attendance were divided into three groups of 500 and provided with lessons on martial arts and self-defense as well as basic first aid and emergency response.
Volunteers were also provided with information on a variety of tourist attractions found throughout Chonburi.
Source: Pattaya Mail
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