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
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
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