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Officers from 121 southern police stations get new pistols

PHUKET: The Region 8 Police Commander today handed out 3,466 new pistols to officers from over 121 police stations in seven southern provinces.

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Tuesday 23 January 2018, 05:32PM


The new Sig Sauer P320SP 9mm semi-automatic pistols given to officers today. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub
The new Sig Sauer P320SP 9mm semi-automatic pistols given to officers today. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

At 9:30am today (Jan 23) at the Region 8 Police headquarters in Mai Khao, Police Region 8 Commander Lt Gen Sorasak Yenprom handed new pistols to officers from police stations in the provinces of Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Ranong, Surat Thani, Chumphon and Nakhon Sri Thammarat.

Lt Gen Sorasak said, “The tendency of crimes has increased and crimes nowadays are more severe and complicated than in the past. In addition, many police officers have been injured in recent crimes.

The limitation for personal defence weapons that officers may have had previously was a .38 revolver, which have been used since 1939. These guns have been used for more than 78 years,Lt Gen Sorasak said.

Due to these problems, the national police chief Gen Chakthip Chaijinda launched a project to provide 55,150 pistols to police. On May 12, 2015, the cabinet approved a budget of B990 million for Sig Sauer P320SP 9mm semi-automatic pistols and these are being handed to officers today,” Lt Gen Sorasak added.

 

 

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Jor12 | 25 January 2018 - 20:38:39

Given that the crazies are out n about today...what about tanks or APC's?

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malczx7r | 25 January 2018 - 15:48:34

Didn't think about bullet proof vest and protective gear then to help alleviate police getting injured or killed then?? Ah well, neW pistols will surely prevent injuries

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Kurt | 24 January 2018 - 11:06:37

Let's hope, that by providing a new pistol it only happens same time handing in the old revolver.
But next? What would happen with these old revolvers? 
Will they be destroyed?
The change from a 78 year old revolver to a semi automatic pistol is something.
Did police personal got training with it, to make sure they not hurt themselves?

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Bigaresort | 24 January 2018 - 06:40:15

Are the old ones for sale?

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