Sukarat re-elected to 4th term as head of Tourist Police Volunteers

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With promises to push for patrol bikes and scholarships for family members, Sukarat “Chub” Kalra was re-elected as president of the Pattaya Volunteer Tourist Police for the fourth year.

Sukarat beat out three other candidates and captured the win with 100 of the 170 votes cast in the Dec. 17 secret ballot. The Tourist Police Volunteers have 270 members in all.

The candidates for president of the Pattaya Tourist Police Volunteers (L to R) Nittaya Patimasongkroh, Roj Tangsimsamansak, winner Sukarat Kalra and Phurawi Rotphanmanee. The candidates for president of the Pattaya Tourist Police Volunteers (L to R) Nittaya Patimasongkroh, Roj Tangsimsamansak, winner Sukarat Kalra and Phurawi Rotphanmanee.

He said his priority for his next term was to work harder to obtain scholarships for the children of volunteers, three patrol motorbikes for officers to use and to have police volunteers work more closely with the media to explain their roles and responsibilities.