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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?

Last reply: 22nd Feb 2012 / 9 replies / Post by Cheska

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nette

Posted by: nette
Posted: 17th Mar 2011

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. Reply

stewy57

Posted by: stewy57
Posted: 4th May 2011

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. Reply

Raja

Posted by: Raja
Posted: 17th Mar 2011

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. Reply

trinket

Posted by: trinket
Posted: 18th Mar 2011

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! Reply

Buggy

Posted by: Buggy
Posted: 17th Jun 2011

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 Reply

bella_3006

Posted by: bella_3006
Posted: 24th Oct 2011

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 Reply

Ian

Posted by: Ian
Posted: 5th Nov 2011

Ian says: Yes Reply

Andrewsgirl

Posted by: Andrewsgirl
Posted: 19th Jan 2012

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. Reply

Delboy1970

Posted by: Delboy1970
Posted: 22nd Feb 2012

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

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