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  Gustave Schau

 

Thailand

Bust of Gustave Schau, the Danish Lieutenant Colonel who in 1897 AD was hired by King Chulalongkorn (fig.) to set up a Siamese Provincial Police force, which was established as a branch of the armed forces responsible for internal security, akin to the gendarmerie. He became its first Commander-in-Chief and was later appointed to the fifth Chief of Police, serving as Major General from 1913 to 1915, under his Thai name and title Phraya Wasuthep (fig.).