I ran a police force and I’m not soft on drugs. This is why I am backing a pill testing trial

An opinion piece by retired AFP officer and lawyer who was the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police.

There is wide support for a pill testing trial and NSW Deputy State Coroner Harriet Grahame has added her voice to a chorus urging the NSW Government to commit to a drug summit.

The deputy coroner’s reasoning? Our current drugs policy is futile and likely to exacerbate harms rather than to alleviate them.

It’s hard to understand why the government won’t listen.