Some people complain that police and politicians should also face drug testing and in many cases they do! Here’s an example from the ACT published on the-riotact.com.
The article explains that three ACT Police members have resigned while being investigated by Professional Standards after failing drug testing for cocaine, MDMA, ketamine and illegal steroids.
The article quotes the President of the Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) Alex Caruana who said while the union can’t condone ACT police officers taking drugs and coming to work under the influence, there needs to be more education, awareness and support.
In the article, Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman confirmed that nearly 350 random drug tests were carried out on ACT Policing employees, while 22 mandatory drug tests were conducted on employees as a result of Professional Standards investigations or inquiries.
Once a positive drug testing result is verified, an employee is suspended without pay and he or she is generally subject to a serious misconduct investigation.
Drug testing has caught out police members in the ACT. Credit Johnny Silvercloud https://bit.ly/3770iOd