Event on June 20 in Amsterdam: “Police officers speak out on drug policy”

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Law enforcement officers are on the front lines of drug policy: not only are they responsible for enforcing drug laws, but they also have to deal with the problems associated with drug use. substances, prohibition and drug-related crime.

Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP) Europe, law enforcement NGOs advocating for drug law reform, will convene two panels in Amsterdam on June 20 that will address drug law enforcement issues from a international.

During this event, law enforcement officers from the Netherlands and abroad will speak about what is missing today to control the chain of illegal drugs.

The event can be followed live:

  • On site at OBA Oosterdok, Amsterdam, 6th floor. With a €5.61 ticket (available here), which also entitles you to a free drink voucher for the after event
  • Online, for free. The link will be provided later

The event will bring together 2 panels:

  • Panel 1
    • Neil Woods, former English police officer, board member of LEAP US, chairman of LEAP UK and LEAP Europe
    • Suzanne Sharkey, former undercover drugs officer in the UK, member of LEAP UK and treasurer of LEAP Europe
    • Marco Antonio Jiménez Bernal, inspector in service of the Mossos d’Esquadra and graduate in Criminology from the University of Barcelona and the International University of La Rioja
    • Anne-Marie Cockburn, founding member of Anyone’s Child: Families for Safer Drug Control
    • This panel will be moderated by Jane Slater, Deputy CEO of Transform Drug Policy Foundation and Campaign Director of Anyone’s Child
  • Panel 2
    • Hans v Duijn, 10 years in the police forces of Rotterdam and Amsterdam, former president of the Dutch police union Nederlandse Politiebond, and former adviser to the Minister of Home Affairs
    • Bob Hoogenboom, former trainer at the Police Academy, professor at Nyenrode Business universiteit, visiting professor at the London School of Economics, and professor of police at the Free University of Amsterdam
    • Alex van der Plas, head of railway safety, former Change manager team ondermijning at the National Police

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