New police website for transfer requests
The Royal Thai Police has launched a website where police officers can file requests if they wish to be transferred to a particular area, deputy police commissioner Pol General Somyot Poompanmoung said.
"This should boost their morale," he said yesterday.
Somyot said that in his 35 years in service he had witnessed several officers losing heart when they could not get transferred to their home provinces.
"Some want to go back to their hometowns to take care of their parents," he said, pointing out that low morale could also affect efficiency at work.
The new website will serve as a forum via which police officers can list their desirable posting and their current position so their transfers can be arranged ahead of the reshuffle.
"Both sides will have to inform their supervising units," Somyot explained.
He went on to say that while the website was designed to help officers get transferred to places they want, it had no influence on the supervisors' decision.