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Royal Thai Police (Thailand)

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Police Flag

[Royal Thai Police Flag (Thailand)] 2:3
image by Santiago Dotor and Eugene Ipavec, based on a photograph by Ya'ara Gutterman

I recently came back from Thailand. The same badge and inscription in police [station] signs is used as the police flag.

Ya'ara Gutterman, 21 Sep 2001

The photograph is quite dark, so that it is not fully clear whether the police badge is red, dark red or purplish red.

Santiago Dotor, 28 May 2003

The inscription on Santiago's somewhat blurry original reads "ทพักลายตรวจแกาะพื่พื่", (with a diacritical mark missing from above the very first character). I've matched the individual letters one-for-one, but have no idea of the line's meaning. It does not appear to read "Royal Thai Police," as one might expect – or, at any rate, the inscription is not identical to the one on the header of the police website, translated as "Royal Thai Police" in English directly below.

Eugene Ipavec, 25 Sep 2005

Police Ensign

[Royal Thai Police Ensign (Thailand)] 2:3
image by Santiago Dotor and Eugene Ipavec, based on a photograph by Ya'ara Gutterman

I seem to remember that Police boats' ensigns are charged only with the emblem without the inscription.

Ya'ara Gutterman, 21 Sep 2001

Police Vessel Pennant

[Police Vessel Pennant (Thailand)]
image by Miles Li and Eugene Ipavec

As shown in Jane's Fighting Ships 2002-03, police vessels do not fly any of the police flags shown above. Instead they fly a blue pennant with the national flag at hoist and the police badge at the centre. They also fly the ntional flag as their ensign.

Miles Li, 30 Jul 2004

Police Aircraft Marking

Police air wings use the same marking as the Air Force with police emblem [above] on nose. See photo.

Dov Gutterman, 26 Jun 2003

National flag used by Police

An article in the Daily Mail shows the "monkey police" - a monkey trained to assist the police. He wears a police jacket emblazoned "Monkey Police" and on his shoulder sports a national flag with a yellow map of Thailand over it - see this image from
Nachum Lamm, 9 March 2013