Regional Celebration for ILEA Day 2024 at ILEA Bangkok (May 15-16, 2024)

On May 15-16, 2024, the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Bangkok, Thailand held its first ILEA Day 2024 Regional Celebration.  In this momentous occasion the Academy honored 21 distinguished alumni delegates from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand.  The gathering served as a platform for these accomplished alumni professionals to share their success stories which demonstrated the value of their ILEA training in combating transnational crime.  Also, the Alumni participated in a study visit to the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of the Royal Thai Police, collaborated with their fellow Alumni and ILEA Bangkok executives  and received  prestigious certificates of appreciation.

On May 15, 2024, the Regional Celebration  commenced with the delegates  networking and presenting their remarkable success stories.  Through 100’s of narratives  collated from Alumni throughout 2023 and   these narratives were chosen as they underscored the profound impact that the ILEA training courses had on combating transnational crime. Through compelling accounts, the Alumni attendees showcased the application of their acquired knowledge, skills, and collaborative strategies in addressing diverse challenges, spanning drug enforcement, human trafficking, wildlife trafficking, digital scams, as well as initiatives in training fellow professionals and fostering personal growth.

With each delegate taking the stage to succinctly articulate their experiences, the spectrum of successes illuminated the breadth and depth of ILEA's influence on law enforcement professionals across the region.

(Alumnus Krismanko Padang, Sub-Directorate of Species and Genetic Preservation, Directorate of Species Conservation and Genetic Diversity, Directorate General of Conservation of Natural Resources and Ecosystem, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia, presnting his success story)

(Alumnus Kam Kok Kheong, Royal Malaysian Customs Department, Narcotics Branch, Malaysia, presnting his success story)

(Alumna Mae Ann Cunanan, Police Community Relations Section, Operations Management Division, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, Philippine National Police, Philippines, presnting her success story)

(Alumna Fahrudee Songluck, PTactical Investigation and Suppression Training Group 5, Governing Office's Law Enforcement Operations Center, Investigation and Legal Affairs Bureau, Thailand, presnting her success story)

On May 16, the festivities continued as delegates were bestowed with honorable certificates from ILEA Bangkok executives in a morning ceremony. Subsequently, the alumni embarked on an enlightening study visit to the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB), where they gained insights into cutting-edge initiatives such as the Big Data Center and Real Time Crime Center, enhancing their understanding of contemporary law enforcement practices.

 (Alumni delegates with certificates)

(Police Major General Punvipa Rohitopakara, representing ILEA Bangkok, presents a token of appreciation to Police Major General Wiwat Chaisungka, Deputy Commissioner of the CIB)

(Study Visit at the CIB)

The celebration concluded with an evening of camaraderie aboard a dinner cruise along the picturesque Chao Phraya River,against the backdrop of Bangkok's shimmering skyline. Where the Alumni delegates reflected on their collective achievements and reaffirmed their commitment to advancing the shared ILEA mission of strengthening the law enforcement global cooperation network to combat transnational crime.

(Alumni delegates at the pier before boarding to the cruise)

The Regional Celebration for ILEA Day 2024 at ILEA Bangkok stands as a testament to the enduring impact of international collaboration in law enforcement and the vital role played by institutions like ILEA in nurturing excellence and fostering solidarity among professionals dedicated to upholding justice and security.