Police Lieutenant General Panya, the Region 2 Police Commissioner is working closely with Pattaya and Banglamung Police who are charged with ensuring safety for residents and tourists in the Pattaya area over the Songkran Festival period. Meetings at both Police Stations took place on Thursday to discuss the drafting-in of extra officers, especially Traffic Police Officers who will try and keep the traffic moving during the 18th and 19th April when Naklua and Pattaya celebrate Songkran. The General urged residents of Pattaya to assist where they can should any tourists need assistance from the Police. They should call 191 in an emergency or contact the Pattaya City Call Center on 1337. The General is confident that enough resources are available to ensure that safety levels in and around Pattaya are maintained and any incidents can be dealt with quickly.