Law Enforcement Support For Harm Reduction

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Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:00am to 12:30am
L to R: Chief Inspector Jason Kew, Drugs Policy Lead, Thames Valley; Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson, Police Scotland; and Superintendent Kevin Weir, Durham Police; Professor Alex Stevens, University of Kent, Advisory Council on Misuse of Drugs.
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High-Ranking UK Police Officers Tell Parliament: Decriminalize Personal Possession And Authorize Establishment Of Supervised Consumption Sites

The Scottish Affairs Committee of the UK House of Commons held a hearing on drug policy recently and heard from high-ranking active-duty police officers about the need for harm reduction, including supervised consumption facilities, and decriminalization of simple possession.

On this week's show we'll hear portions of testimony from Professor Alex Stevens, University of Kent, Advisory Council on Misuse of Drugs; Chief Inspector Jason Kew, Drugs Policy Lead, Thames Valley; Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson, Police Scotland; and Superintendent Kevin Weir, Durham Police.

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