Cafe Chat Discussion

  • Cheska
    Cheska
    Posted on:
    22nd Feb 2011 07:02pm

    Last Post 22nd Feb 2012
    Replies     9

    Policing

    Considering they entitled to use lethal force, and are equipped to do so, should police officers be subject to mandatory drug and alcohol testing. After all you can't work in mining or even local government without being tested and with the amount of accidents and shootings the police are involved in should not this be the first order of the day?

  • nette
    nette
    Posted on:
    17th Mar 2011 09:12pm

    nette says: Definately, even for the protection for themselves and working partener as they can put themselves into dangerous situations and need all their wits about them.

  • stewy57
    stewy57
    Posted on:
    4th May 2011 01:35am

    nette says: Definately, even for the protection for themselves and working partener as they can put themselves into dangerous situations and need all their wits about them.

    stewy57 says: absolutely nette, if you cant drive a vehicle while affected by drugs/alcohol the commonsense would say that if you drive in situations like Police do or carry weapons, then you should be drug/alcohol free.

  • Raja
    Raja
    Posted on:
    17th Mar 2011 10:47pm

    Raja says: Yes this should be in place, we as citizens trust the Police and look up at them as Role Models, we cant have Officers who take drug's or consume alcohol on duty as it would oppose the very reason for Police.

  • trinket
    trinket
    Posted on:
    18th Mar 2011 03:40pm

    trinket says: Law enforcement officers are drug tested. They have random testing that is conducted frequently. It is random because if they knew they had to give a urine sample upon turning up to work, and they had been drinking or abusing drugs, they would just buy a clean sample from someone else in order to pass the test!

  • Buggy
    Buggy
    Posted on:
    17th Jun 2011 01:20pm

    Buggy says: I totally agree I worked for local government in the ACT in charge of the water and wastewater supply systems and we were subject to random testing so why shouln't anyone who has the ability to harm the general public be held to the same standards

  • bella_3006
    bella_3006
    Posted on:
    24th Oct 2011 08:03am

    bella_3006 says: Yes, there is a very good reason that the defence force does it. It is so that the operations it conducts are legal and moral.. Makes people accountable for their actions

  • Ian
    Ian
    Posted on:
    5th Nov 2011 03:08pm

    Ian says: Yes

  • Andrewsgirl
    Andrewsgirl
    Posted on:
    19th Jan 2012 06:50am

    Andrewsgirl says: Of course Police should be subject to drug and alcohol testing. In fact they are in a very responsible position and we all rely on them in emergencies so they should be subject to testing regularly. We can't have rules for some and rules for others.

  • Delboy1970
    Delboy1970
    Posted on:
    22nd Feb 2012 07:51pm

    Delboy1970 says: Crikey it worries me that they are not, I always assumed they would be tested?

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