Chollada Chokdeesrijun, 23, graduated from the Royal Police Cadet Academy last year and started working at the Chalong Police Station on November 1. Originally from Bangkok, she and her family moved to Phang Nga when she was 13 years old.

Here Lt Chollada talks about why it is important to have women on the police force, and the challenges she has faced as one of the first Thai female officers.

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