No sooner than the adrenaline-charged countdown ended, Torsak lunged into the aerial abyss, free-falling high above Naresuan Camp, a precinct under the auspices of the Police Aerial Reinforcement Division. His daring act marked the jubilant celebration of a new era – the completion of the maiden tactical free-fall parachuting instruction for four of the most decorated police commando units in the nation.
It was Torsak himself who had the foresight to launch such an initiative. Following his rise to the helm of the National Police force at the dawn of the present month, his charter was clear: the further elevation of the commandos’ crisis management prowess. And indeed, what better way to attain this feat than through this unique preparedness exercise?
A colourfully choreographed skydiving spectacle ensued as part of the momentous festivities. The agile police chief masterfully orchestrated a high-altitude, 10,000-foot medal awarding ceremony, honouring the course’s highest performing officer, all while plummeting through the stratosphere. Without missing a beat, Torsak, along with all the sharp-witted graduates, touched ground securely, having shown their mettle.
The inaugural class comprised 25 of the nation’s finest, culled from four prestigious commando units including; the Border Patrol Police Bureau, the Police Patrol and Special Operations Division of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, the Special Operations Division of the Special Branch Bureau, and the Provincial 6 Bureau.
At the course’s concluding huddle, Torsak lauded the elite 25. In an impassioned speech, he implored them to bask in the glory of their accomplishment and continuously imbibe the ethos of service to their compatriots.
Just a month prior, when the search for a new top cop was spiritedly underway, Torsak found himself as an underdog among four contenders. Bearing the double whammy of being the least tenured and the least likely choice, given his lack of traditional police academy training. Yet, his legal background and business acumen saw him steadily scale the heights, from police captain to the zenith of the force. A journey that is indeed, a testament to his unwavering resolve and leadership aptitude.