Leave has been canceled for Pattaya tourist police during the New Year’s holiday to ensure maximum safety coverage for visitors.

Pattaya Tourist Police chief Pol. Lt. Col. Piyapong Ensarn met Dec. 17 with officers to lay out the holiday schedule and safety plan.

He said it was important all officers be ready to work and prevent crimes during the busiest weeks of the year. Thus, all vacation leave and time off was canceled from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2.