Welcome to Koh Chang

The Koh Chang Tourist Police wishes you a safe and enjoyable holiday

We're on call 24 hours a day. Please don't hesistate to contact us if you require our assitance


Tourist PoliceWelcome to Koh Chang!

The Royal Thai Tourist Police Force was established to help protect and serve the needs of foreign tourists visiting Thailand. They are an arm of the Royal Thai Police and often allow foreign nationals to join and assist them as volunteers.

So don’t be surprised if you encounter a foreign Tourist Police Officer.  They are expats who give up their free time to help visitors to Thailand in need of assistance.

Members of the Koh Chang Tourist Police create a link the Thai community and foreign visitors and as such are here to try to ensure that all visitors have a pleasant stay in Thailand.

They are trained to understand grievances and problems from the tourist’s point of view. However, they will also uphold the law and should not be viewed as a ‘soft touch’ when compared to the foreign community.

The Koh Chang Tourist Police can provide assistance with many things e.g. :

 – In the event of a Criminal Act:  For example, assault or robbery. We can interface with the local police and offer translation services.  Plus help contact relatives and your Embassy if required.

– In the event of a Dispute: We offer assistance with disputes between Thai nationals and foreign visitors.  For example between merchants and customers.  Disputes arising over scooter rental and damage resulting from an accident is a common issue we face.

– Assistance with scooter and car accidents: We can help you to fill out forms, get help from your insurance company etc

– Directions and Information: Don’t worry, we offer directions and information on what ever you need on Koh Chang.

Enjoy your holidays!



Koh Chang Resources

  • Koh Chang Guide

    If you're looking for a travel guide to Koh Chang island written by an expat resident then look no further than iamkohchang.com . All you need to know about the island . . . and more

  • The Koh Chang App

    The first and only app for Koh Chang. All the points of interest you need. Download it to your smartphone and use it to help navigate the island.

  • Where to stay?

    If you need some ideas about the best hotels , resorts, bungalows and guesthouses. See our quick guide our recommendations on all the different beaches.

  • Moving to Koh Chang

    Many people fall in love with Koh Chang after vacationing here. If you're interested in moving to Koh Chang to run a business or buying a holiday home here, then KohChangRealEstate.com is the site for you to check out.