Pattaya Police Conduct Active Shooter Drill at Central Pattaya Mall


On October 27th, 2023, Pol. Col. Patikorn Sornchai, the Deputy Police Commander, Chonburi Province, Pattaya police officers, and other relevant officials, conducted an “Active Shooter” incident response plan drill at Central Pattaya Shopping Mall.

The purpose of the drill was to prevent tragic incidents in the future, moreover, it would build confidence in maintaining public safety and provide public knowledge to be ready for a shooting incident if it ever occurred

During the drill, a simulation of the mass shooting included Pattaya police officers, relevant agencies, and Central Pattaya Shopping Mall employees.

Pol. Col. Patikorn publicly stated that the drill went according to the policy set by Pol. Gen. Torsak Sukvimol, the commissioner general of the Royal Thai Police, that emphasized the importance of thorough preparation for unexpected incidents.

Furthermore, the drill would build confidence in Thai citizens and foreign tourists and reduce the casualty rate for officers.
“The drill will be held regularly and will take place further in local communities and schools,” said Pol. Col. Patikorn.

More drills across Thailand have taken place after a recent shooting spree at Siam Paragon in Bangkok instigated by a 14-year-old boy.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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