Officers to lead spice workshop for city policing teams and partners

Date published: 04 January 2019 12:56
Dated: 04 January 2019 12:48:22

Officers from seven police forces will meet in Sheffield on Thursday 10 January to share ideas about how best to tackle the issue of Spice use and supply in city centres.

The 'City Centre Policing spice workshop' has been organised by South Yorkshire Police’s Central Neighbourhood team.

Sergeant Scott Szymczak who has organised the event says: “We hope the workshops will spark conversations between officers and our partners about best practice and techniques that have worked to tackle the problems caused by the use and supply of synthetic cannabinoids, commonly referred to as Spice. 

“Some forces have been dealing with this issue for a long time, others are yet to see the full impact that this drug can have on their town and city centres – we want officers to share advice about how they’re dealing with users and the knock-on effects.”

City Centre Policing Teams from seven forces, including Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Greater Manchester will all be taking part in presentations and discussions during the day. Topics covered will include enforcement, testing, drug services support, sentencing and problem solving.

Representatives from partner agencies including Sheffield City Council have also been invited to the event.

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