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Police General

Chakthip Chaijinda
จักรทิพย์ ชัยจินดา
Commissioner-General of the Royal Thai Police
Assumed office
1 October 2015
Preceded bySomyot Poompanmoung
Personal details
Born (1959-10-19) 19 October 1959 (age 60)
Chonburi, Thailand
Spouse(s)Busba Chaijinda
ChildrenPolice Captain Chanant Chaijinda[1]
Alma materVajiravudh College
Royal Police Cadet Academy
FBI Academy
Net worth865 million baht (2014)

Chakthip Chaijinda (Thai: จักรทิพย์ ชัยจินดา; born 19 October 1959) is Commissioner-General of the Royal Thai Police as of 2020.[2]


Chakthip graduated from Vajiravudh College, the Royal Police Cadet Academy and an additional investigation course in international post-blast investigations at the International Law Enforcement Academy of Bangkok (ATF-ILEA), and then took courses at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He passed the Counter Assault Team course of the United States Secret Service.[3][4] He attended the anti-terror course of the Naresuan 261 Counter-Terrorism Unit and Arintharat 26.[5]


Following the military coup of 22 May 2014, Chakthip was appointed to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA).[6]

The National Police Policy Committee, on 14 August 2015, promoted Chakthip to be the eleventh Commissioner-General of the Royal Thai Police, replacing Pol. Gen. Somyot Poompanmoung who retired on 30 September 2015.[7]

In the Nakhon Ratchasima shootings of February 2020, Chakthip led the SWAT team.[8][9][10]

Chaktip, together with his spouse, declared assets of 865 million baht in his 2014 asset declaration.[11]

Chakthip will retire on 30 September 2020, making him one of the longest-serving Royal Thai Police Commissioners-General.



  1. ^ "'No nepotism' in promoting Chakthip son". Bangkok Post. 5 February 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Thailand selects new police chief ahead of major military reshuffle". Retrieved 14 August 2015.[dead link]
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  6. ^ "Vietnam, Thailand discuss cooperation in crime prevention". Retrieved 21 December 2016.[dead link]
  7. ^ "มติ ก.ต.ช.เอกฉันท์เคาะ "พล.ต.อ.จักรทิพย์ ชัยจินดา" นั่ง ผบ.ตร.คนใหม่". Retrieved 14 August 2015.[not specific enough to verify]
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  11. ^ Phongpaichit, Pasuk (2017). "Chapter 2: "Inequality, Wealth, and Thailand's Politics". In Kanchoochat, Veerayooth; Hewison, Kevin (eds.). Military, Monarchy and Repression; Assessing Thailand's Authoritarian Turn. Abingdon: Routledge. pp. 405–424. ISBN 978-1-138-21565-8. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
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