Police reform work in progress: Gen Boonsrang

The police reform work is now in progress and and the criteria for police transfers and appointments are expected to be concluded by the end of this year, according to Police Reform Committee chairman Gen Boonsrang Niempradit.

Gen Boonsrang said this on Thursday (Oct 12) in responding to criticisms from the public sector that the work to reform the police force is very slow and not making any progress.

He said the Police Reform Committee has worked to the fullest of its ability during the past three months.

As for the criteria for police transfers and appointments which is timed to be completed in six months, Gen Boonsrang said a conclusion on the matter is expected to be reached by the end of this year.

Sources said the police reform committee has not yet reached a conclusion on the method for the selection of the national police chief allthough the committee for the reform of justice process has made a recommendation for the outgoing police chief to nominate a successor through a committee, which is to pass the nomination to the Police Commission and the prime minister for consideration.

Gen Boonsrang said the police reform committee has reached a conclusion on the annual promotion of the police personnel, as recommended by a subcommittee on personnel administration.

The annual police promotion will be considered by a committee, he said.