Pol. Gen. Watcharapol agrees with NCPO’s plan to reform police structure


BANGKOK, 16 July 2014,  -Acting Police chief Gen. Watcharapol Prasanratchakit has said the Royal Thai is ready to comply with the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)’s policy on reforming the police structure, agreeing with the concept of allowing the outgoing police chief to nominate his successor.

Pol. , Similarly, Deputy Commissioner General Police General Ake Angsananont also voiced his agreement with the idea of giving the power to the outgoing Commissioner General to nominate the next police chief from either deputy national police chiefs or inspector generals.

According to him, the Commissioner General should be well informed which officers possess the qualities and integrity for the top job. The revamp will also prevent the Royal Thai Police from political meddling.

The NCPO’s 87th-89th announcements have empowered the current Commissioner General to nominate his successor, while appointing the Defense Minister to the Royal Thai Police board in place of the Interior and Justice Ministers.