Category Archives: Asia

Thai police show their eyes

This article reports a new rule in Bangkok — police must take off their sunglasses when conversing with the public. According to an official, “Taking off sunglasses reduces your aggressive look. It shows sincerity in your eyes when you talk … Continue reading

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2017 corruption perceptions index

The 2017 public sector corruption index from Transparency International,┬ábased on perceptions of experts and businesspeople, is available here. Best in the world is New Zealand, worst is Somalia. Here are the best & worst world rankings by region: Africa — … Continue reading

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Reform frustrations

This editorial laments the failure to implement reforms to the Royal Thai police since that country’s 2014 military coup, citing recent examples of low- and high-level corruption. This editorial expresses some optimism about the Afghan government’s new 4-year police reform … Continue reading

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8-hour shifts in Mumbai

This column reports that Mumbai police are switching to 8-hour shifts after resisting change for many years. Longer shifts and lack of days off had contributed to fatigue, health problems, and poor quality police service according to earlier studies. A … Continue reading

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Better interviewing & interrogation

Here’s an interview with a Norwegian former homicide investigator who has studied suspect interviewing techniques around the world and applied them during his police career, starting with the UK’s PEACE model and adding strategic elements. The key is to foster … Continue reading

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UN course for female senior officers

This article reports a Female Senior Officer Command Development Course being held in Malaysia to help prepare women for command roles in UN police missions around the world. It is the second of four offerings of the course, with the … Continue reading

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Using social media to counter subversive propaganda

Police are utilizing social media to “restore peace and normalcy” in the conflicted border region of Jammu and Kashmir, India, according to this article. On the occasion of an academy graduation, the director general of J&K police reported they have … Continue reading

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