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Several senior Phuket police to be moved in national reshuffle

Several senior Phuket police to be moved in national reshuffle

PHUKET: Six senior police officers in Phuket are to be moved to new posts as part of a national migration ordered by national police chief, Jakthip Chaijinda.

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

Friday 8 March 2019, 12:53PM

The notice which was released this morning (Mar 8) includes the return of former Deputy Commander of Phuket Provincial Police, Col Arayapan Pukbuakhao, back into the same position after he was transferred to Bangkok in 2015 where he was made Deputy Commander of Bangkok Metropolitan Police Division 2 and most recently Deputy Chief of Welfare Division Police. (See story here.)

The other five moves within Phuket are:

  • Col Serm Kwanimit, Chief of Cherng Talay Police, to Deputy Commander of the Investigation Division Region 8, Phuket;
  • Lt Col Prawit Engchuan, Deputy Chief of the Crime Suppression Division Thalang, to Provincial Police Chief of the Investigation Division;
  • Col Prawit Suttiruangarun, Chief of Tha Chatchai Police, to Chief of Karon Police;
  • Col Prasan Harngotha, Chief of Karon Police, to Chief of Tha Chatchai Police;
  • Col Akanit Danpitaksan, Chief of Phuket Provincial Investigation Division, to Chief of Cherng Talay Police.

Drafted in from regions outside of Phuket to fill the posts vacated by the moves will be:

  • Col Phakin Na-ranong, Chief of Highway Police Unit 7 (Songkhla Province), to Deputy Commander of Phuket Provincial Police;
  • Col Therdthoon Sroisukphaphan, Chief of Yang Sisurat Police (Maha Sarakham Province), to Chief of Chalong Police;
  • Col Sanya Phatinthu, Chief of Paknam Police (Chumphon Province), to Head of the Investigation Division of Phuket Provincial Police;
  • Col Prawit Keawsawai, Chief of Tham Phannara Police (Nakhon Si Thammarat Province), to Head of the Investigation Division of Phuket Provincial Police;

There will also be changes in Phuket’s Immigration Police:

  • Col Pakkayot Tanongsak, Chief of Chalong Police, to Chief of the Investigation Division of Immigration Police at Songkhla Province;

As well as one other move out of Phuket:

  • Col Chaowarit Niemsakul, Head of the Investigation Division of Phuket Provincial Police, to Chief of Cha-uat Police (Nakhon Si Thammarat Province).

The moves will be effective as of April 1.

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Fascinated | 08 March 2019 - 19:52:01

A lot of cash changing hands- get ready for an increase in tea money and patronage has to be re-paid over the next few months. halong is not a cheap post to get by all accounts.

Kurt | 08 March 2019 - 13:59:58

The new Chalong Police Chief had a lucky draw with 'getting' Chalong. Chalong were bars/disco's not have by police enforced closing times as the thai laws stipulate. At night Chalong is in police 'Ostrich Rest'.

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