The Tourist Police In Thailand is a department of the Royal Thai Police. It was created in 1992 to assist tourists.
The Tourist Police are uniformed personnel, but lack police powers. They are responsible for writing out reports for insurance companies for victims of thefts.
The Tourist Police has volunteers who are foreign nationals residing in Thailand. Their ability to speak multiple languages is crucial to helping tourists. The volunteers number more than 500. They have to pay for their uniforms and equipment.
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