The new commander, Maj Gen Wisan Panmanee was previously the commander of the Phetchaburi Provincial Police and replaces previous commander Maj Gen Teeraphol Thipjaroen.
Maj Gen Teeraphol confirmed to The Phuket News today (Oct 3), “I have talked to Maj Gen Wisan about all Phuket’s issues and passed over all my outstanding case files to him yesterday(Oct 2).
Maj Gen Teeraphol declined to reveal any specific issue that he advised Maj Gen Wisan to focus on, but he did say, “It is the same as anywhere, it is the police’s duty to work for the people. Special issues depended on the subject and situation. But I repeated to him to put his heart into tourism safety.
“Now I have started my new position as Deputy Commander of Region 8 Police. I don’t have any specific issue to focus on right now. All work will came from my commander,” Maj Gen Teeraphol.