Witness Protection Model for the Royal Thai Police Samroeng Saengtrong & Sunee Kalyajit
The study of “Witness Protection Model for the Royal Thai Police” was to investigate
problems and limitations of the witness protection, to explore models and to appropriately
design models of the witness protection for the Royal Thai Police. In-depth interviews and
Delphi Technique had been used in the research methodology.
Results showed that the problems and limitations of the witness protection were no units
established to be responsible for them. There are assigning the local polices with loaded
works, absence of knowledge, absence of understanding and unskillful because of being
untrained for. No units to organize training skills for police, no courses of witness protection
in the educational system of the Royal Thai Police. No checking of the witnesses’ records, no
checking of witnesses’ physical and mental health, and no orientation for witnesses before
admission. Laggard in line of command and easing interference by the powerful persons.
Also poor secret system and ITsystem for database and witness protection. Its practices were
uncharted, unstandardized, and diffused. Remunerations for the witnesses, the authorities
and other expenses were low and unmatched to the current high standards of living.