If you are ever in need of police services in Phuket, the island has a number of well-placed police stations. This article provides some further information on the Royal Thai Police and the Phuket Tourist Police with contact details and addresses. 

About the Royal Thai Police

The Royal Thai Police is the main police force in Thailand, consisting of over 200,000 individuals and making up nearly 20% of all civil servants in The Kingdom. The force also includes immigration and traffic police, as well the incorporating the Tourist Police in areas where there are many foreigners or high tourists numbers.

Interestingly, the Thai Police is also recognized in Thailand as the fourth armed services, with most officers graduating from the Armed Forces Academy before entering the Police Force.


The Phuket Tourist Police

Phuket also has a Tourist Police. This branch of Thailand’s police force traces its route back to 1976 and these days is comprised of many foreign nationals speaking a broad range of languages.

As tourism keeps expanding in Thailand, the tourist police are proving to be invaluable, assisting tourists with all manner of services and helping them with the difficulties they may face as a tourist in Thailand.

Like the regular police force, the tourist police force also wear uniforms, so for newcomers to Thailand, don’t be surprised to see a white face wearing a police uniform. It is estimated that there are now over 1,500 enlisted Thais and foreigners in the tourist police force throughout Thailand.

There are two branches of the Phuket Tourist Police in Phuket. The office addresses are:

150 Thawewong Rd, Patong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150


 327 Yaowarat Rd, Wichit, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000   076 223 891

And there is a helpline local number:

Telephone 1155 and you can speak to a Thai and/or English speaking officer


Here is the list of regular police stations in Phuket:

Chalong Sub-District Police Station

Address: Tambon Chalong, Amphur Muang, Phuket 83000
T: +66(0) 76 381247
F: +66(0) 76 381930

 Cherng Talay Sub-District Police Station

Address: Tambon Cherng Talay, Amphur Thalang, Phuket 83110
T: +66(0) 76 270043

Kamala Sub-District Police Station

Address: 96 Moo 3, Tambon Kamala, Amphur Kathu, Phuket 83120
T: +66(0) 76 279058

Kathu District Police Station

Address: Tambon Patong, Amphur Kathu, Phuket 83150
T: +66(0) 76 342719/21
Email: patongpolice@patongpolice.net

Marine Police Division 5

Address: Phuket Road, Amphur Muang, Phuket 83000
T: +66(0) 76 211883

Muang District Police Station

Address: 1 Chumporn Road, Amphur Muang, Phuket 83000
T: +66(0)76 216856, +66(0) 76 212115

Phuket Provincial Police Headquarters

Address: Yaowarat Road, Amphur Muang, Phuket 83000
T: +66(0)76 212046, +66(0) 76 212194
Email: phuket@police.go.th

Phuket Traffic Police Station

Address: 1 Chumporn Road, T. Taladyai, A. Muang, Phuket 83000
T: +66(0) 76 220919, +66(0) 76 212115
F: +66(0) 76 220931

Tah Chat Chai Sub-District

Address: Police Station, 22 Moo 5 T. Mai Kao, A. Thalang, Phuket 83110
T: +66(0) 76 311242, +66(0) 76 311368

Thalang District Police Station

Address: Thepkrasattri Road, Amphur Thalang, Phuket 83110
T: +66(0) 76 311123

Thung Thong Sub-District Police Station

Address: 51/22 Wichitsongkram Rd, Moo 6, Amphur Kathu, Phuket 83120
T: +66(0) 76 321182, +66(0) 76 321516

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