Top area police and politicians were on hand as the Royal Thai Police opened Nongprue’s first official police station.
Chonburi Station commander Maj. Gen. Khatcha Thatsart, Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit, Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, and MPs Santsak and Poramet Ngampichet were among those offering congratulations to Nongprue Police Station Superintendent Col. Somnuk Changate March 24.
Somnuk said the opening of a new station comes as the greater Pattaya area faces a crime rate of 2,000 incidents a day. The station is located on the site of the former Nongprue municipal office.
Local officials gather for the grand opening of Nongprue’s first official police station.
Banglamung’s Nongprue Sub-district has a population of 120,000 people, all of which were handled previously by the Banglamung Police Station. The new station will lighten the load, covering the area between the Pong sub-district line and the railroad tracks.