The Phuket Tourist Police are poised to improve marine and coastal safety by setting up service centres on Phuket beaches, starting with Kamala and Karon beaches.
Divisional Chief Major General Unggoon Klaiklueang said: “We have been planning on the project to set up the tourist service centres at Phuket’s busiest beaches.
“The centres will be based in mobile modified shipping containers. Each centre will have two tourist police with an all-terrain vehicle.
“We are planning to set up these centres on 12 Phuket beaches. We will start with Kamala and Karon. It is expected to be done before New Year's Eve as there will be a lot of tourists.
“By providing tourist police on beaches, we will be able to improve beach safety, for example, if swimmers don’t listen to the warnings from lifeguards.”