Thank you for your email.
We are never going to arrest our way out of the use of illegal drugs.
As Independent candidate in the election for Police Fire and Crime Commissioner I will work with the Chief Constable to introduce new initiatives to North Yorkshire. Yes safe places for users and Police Officers trained to sensitively deal with users.
We need a grown up debate for changes to the law on the Misuse of Drugs Act but in the meantime, the law of the land must be upheld – with Police Officers given discretion and using common sense.
I hope this assists.
Keith Tordoff MBE
INDEPENDENT Candidate Police Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire.
A role which should be Independent.