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On Monday, 18 March 2019, the Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health, and, the Law Enforcement Action Partnership will launch a Police Statement of Support for Drug Policy Reform at the 62nd Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna.



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The session will be held between 1.10 - 2.00 p.m. on the 18th of March in Conference Room MOE79.

Session summary:

There is one sector which knows better than any other how badly a prohibitive and punitive approach to the use of illicit drugs has failed – the Police. Police daily see the harmful impact of prohibition law enforcement on individuals and communities, and recurrent failure of the system to help those suffering. But the Police voice is rarely heard in debates about drug policy, despite their firsthand and expert experience.


This session will launch a Statement of Support by Police for reform of drug policy, prepared by serving and retired police and signed by an increasing number of police and police agencies worldwide.



Peter Muyshondt, police officer, Anyone’s Child

Neil Woods, LEAP UK

Suzanne Sharkey, LEAP UK, co-founder of Recovering Justice


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Contact: Nick Crofts, Director CLEPH nick.crofts@unimelb.edu.au