Eight top police officers transferred

Acting police chief Pol Gen Watcharapol Prasarnratchakij on Saturday issued an order to transfer eight commissioner-level police officers to inactive posts at the Royal Thai Police Office and another order to appoint eight other officers to replace them.

The eight officers transferred to inactive posts at the Royal Thai Police Office are:

- Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit Thoopkrachang, commissioner of the Metropolitan Police; 

- Pol Lt Gen Nares Nanthachote, commissioner of the Region 1 Provincial Police Bureau; 

- Pol Lt Gen Kawi Suphanan, commissioner of the Region 2 Provincial Police Bureau; 

- Pol Lt Gen Anuchai Lekbamrung, commissioner of the Region 4 Provincial Police Bureau;

- Pol Lt Gen Suthep Detraksa, commissioner of the Region 5 Provincial Police Bureau;

- Pol Lt Gen Hanpol Nitwiboon, commissioner of the Region 7 Provincial Police Bureau;

- Pol Lt Gen Phanu Kerdlarppol, commissioner of the Immigration Police Bureau; and 

- Pol Lt Gen Saritchai Anekwiang, commissioner of the Special Branch Police Bureau.

These officers were to report to the RTPO on Sunday.

In the other order, the following police officers are appointed to take the acting positions as follows:

- Pol Lt Gen Chakthip Chaichinda, a commissioner attached to the RTPO, to be acting commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau;

- Pol Maj Gen Sriwarah Rangsipramkul, deputy commissioner of the Central Investigation Bureau, to be acting commissioner of the Region 1 Provincial Police Bureau;

- Pol Maj Gen Sanit Mahathavorn, deputy commissioner of the Police Service Commission, to be acting commissioner of the Region 2 Provincial Police Bureau;

- Pol Lt Gen Detnarong Suthichanbancha, commissioner of the Office of Budget and Finance, to be acting commissioner of the Region 4 Provincial Police Bureau;

- Pol Lt Gen Wanchai Thanatkij, assistant police chief, to be acting commissioner of the Region 5 Provincial Police Bureau;

- Pol Lt Gen Somboon Huabbangyang, a police inspector-general, to be acting commissioner of the Region 7 Provincial Police Bureau;

- Pol Lt Gen Sakda Chuenpakdi, a police inspector-general, to be acting commissioner of the Immigration Police Bureai; and

- Pol Maj Gen Rewach Klinkesorn, a deputy police inspector-general, to be acting commissioner of the Special Branch Police Bureau.

Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit reported to Pol Col Watcharapol at 9.40am on Sunday.

He denied as untrue a report that he would resign. He is due to retire at the end of September.

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