Pattaya Police set up mobile unit on Walking Street

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Pattaya police have joined their Tourist Police Division brethren on Walking Street, opening up a mobile service unit at the southern end of the nightlife strip.

City police chief Pol. Col. Sukthat Pumpunmuang opened the mini-station right near the Nang Nual seafood restaurant on Dec. 12, two days after an Iranian tourist was bashed by five bouncers at a Russian go-go bar just a few steps away.

Pattaya police have opened a mobile service unit at the southern end of Walking Street.

The mobile unit serves as a bookend to a long-running Tourist Police mobile station at the far northern end of Walking Street.

Sukthat said the police presence is part of his policy to improve security and safety for tourists and their possessions in the nightlife area. People can file complaints about crimes, lost passports and other matters.

It is staffed by both Royal Thai Police officers and foreign police volunteers from Russia, China, the United Kingdom and Germany.