Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen will request a return to the police force after his defeat in Sunday's gubernatorial election in Bangkok.
The former deputy police chief said he would consult Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on the matter when she returns from her visit to Belgium and Sweden.
He resigned as deputy police chief and secretary-general of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) to run in the Bangkok governor election under the Pheu Thai Party banner.
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