Historically, police and law enforcement agencies have been tasked with organising and implementing drug prevention activities. While the main responsibility for drug policy has shifted from the law enforcement to the health sector, evidence on the effectiveness of existing prevention programs and approaches suggest that there is a vital need for examining the role of all stakeholders in prevention efforts.
The Pompidou Group seminar on “The role of police in drug prevention” to be held in Warsaw, Poland, on 12-15 November 2019, invites police officers and other professionals associated with prevention programmes involving police to discuss in-depth the role of law enforcement under a public health-oriented drug prevention policy.
The seminar is organised in co-operation with the National Bureau for Drug Prevention of Poland and Res Humanae Foundation. It will provide insights on the experiences made with different concepts and strategies of involving police in drug prevention, as well as a forum of open discussion on the feasibility of new approaches for the future. The main aspect will be to look at innovative ways through which law enforcement could implement effective approaches regarding different aspects of an overall prevention concept.
Those interested in participating are invited to contact their Permanent Correspondent. The deadline for application is 10 September 2019.