Police officers from the Met and City of London Police are taking part in National Tackling Drugs Week, which starts today (8 June 2009).
Launching the week, Home Office Minister Alan Campbell said: “National Tackling Drugs Week is about highlighting and promoting the work that goes on throughout the year in communities to reduce the harm caused by illegal substances.”
Drug and Alcohol Action Teams from across the capital are hosting a range of events in partnership with local authorities and drug treatment agencies aimed at educating young people on the effects of drugs.
As well the educational aspects of the week, officers will be executing warrants across the capital.
DCC Tony Melville, the Association of Chief Police Officers lead for National Tackling Drugs Week, said: “Those of us who are responsible for law enforcement recognise the need to take a firm stance against those involved in criminal activity involving illicit drugs. We want local people to be confident that their concerns are understood and enforcement agencies are taking action to tackle drugs and drug related crime.”