Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Random drug tests for policemen

Hampshire police officers in critical posts are to be tested for drugs and alcohol use.
(very topical on top of the New Zealand Politicians debating "lets test anyone for everything" and to hell with the consequences, it must be the right thing to do, "because we're to stupid to think of a reason why not". Like the good officer on the right [below] said, "if it wasn't for alcohol and drugs, I wouldn't have a job" /Blair )

Officers who use firearms, drive at high speeds, and work with drugs are among the first to face the random tests, starting in October. 'This does not imply lack of trust in anyone,' Det Supt Colin Smith said, explaining it was part of a new substance misuse policy for all forces. Officers with positive tests will face disciplinary action.

Higher standards

'The policy aims to ensure that Hampshire Constabulary is as free as possible from risk, that it is a safe place to work and promotes public confidence in policing,' he said. 'It aims to deter people from taking illegal drugs or abusing alcohol because there is a real possibility of being caught.'

Police said that a person in a 'safety-critical' post would be considered unfit to work if the test showed a blood alcohol level of more than 29mg - much lower than the legal driving limit of 80mg.

'Safety-critical' roles include firearms officers and their supervisors, police search advisers and drivers who are trained and exempted from certain provisions under the Road Traffic Act.

BBC NEWS | UK | England | Hampshire | Random drug tests for policemen:
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  • At 2:31 am, October 07, 2007, Blogger, CHCH 2007 said…

    testing for drugs in Hampshire - hah very funny!

    Hemp - shire get it. Its another cannabis word!

    Just like Bhangladesh, it means the same thing. Place of Bhang.

    W'ere surrounded by geographical hypocracy.


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