Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


A Guideline for Whole System Management of Police Welfare

Author(s): Patchara Sinloyma, Sunee Kanyajit, Thiti Mahacharoen, Mutita Markvichit, Wichit Yaemyim

 This research aims to explore current welfare-related problems and propose a guideline for whole system management of police welfare. Qualitative research was employed by in-depth interviews and focus group discussions. In-depth interviews were conducted with 25 police officers and 68 participants were carried out by focus group discussion. It was found that police officers had encountered welfare-related issues in three phases of their time in the police service. When police initially joined the career, the problem could be such as a lack of accommodations, police personal protective equipment and assertion to the right of occupation despite being transferred to work at another place. The second phase was welfare-related issues during their time in the police service. Most police officers had faced the problems related to quality-of-life improvement and work efficiency enhancement. The last phase was involved in welfare benefits after deaths, injuries, or retirement. According to a guideline for whole system management of police welfare, the ‘Tree of Welfare’ model has stemmed from research findings and recommendations on the patterns of effective police welfare management.

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