Tourists advised to download “Tourist Police i lert u” mobile application while in Thailand


The Royal Thai Police, through the Tourist Police Office, has developed a mobile application called “Tourist Police i lert u” for foreign visitors to Thailand to be able to seek help from the police in cases of emergency.

The application is operated with the Global positioning System (GPS), and can be downloaded free of charge from both iOS and android systems. Once downloaded, tourists may click “Request” to seek help, and send information and photos at the scene of accident to the War Room (1155 tourist police Hotline), which has officers standing by 24/7. The information will, then, be forwarded to local police nearby to provide immediate help.

In the meantime, the police will call back to the registered phone number to provide initial help and advice. Languages available for communication with the tourist police are English and Thai.

The Government strives to increase safety of all the tourists in Thailand. Technology has been applied to enhance operation efficiency and prompt assistance. Tourists who are planning to visit Thailand are invited to download the application to receive help from the Thai police in case of emergency.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.