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Police reform on the way

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The reform of the Thai police force is being planned and will focus on decentralisation of power, but it will not be reformed as a ministry, Pol Gen Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit, deputy police chief acting as the national police chief, said on Tuesday. 

Pol Gen Watcharapol said power would be decentralised to regional police commissioners, and they would run their organisations in a corporate style and have policy-making authority, instead of having to await orders or policies from the central Royal Thai Police Office.

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