Boasting 16 years of law enforcement experience, Royal Thai Police Lieutenant Colonel Anusak "Tony" Sakdavatcharranon was able to relate to almost any unit he met with on the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD). "We have the same in Thailand," Tony often said during his short time with the LASD. Though the physical distance between Thailand and Los Angeles County is over 8,000 miles, Pol. Lt. Col. Tony's visit to the LASD highlighted the many similarities between the LASD and the Royal Thai Police, the national police force of Thailand. Tony's time with the LASDhis first visit to the United Statesalso shed light on the vibrant, diverse Thai community living in Los Angeles County.