Belfast Telegraph

Criminal asset seizures fund training to combat Derry drug problem

Neighbourhood Watch leaders have received a crash course in drugs at a training session funded by criminal asset seizures.

Co-ordinators from across Londonderry attended a drug awareness training session delivered by Synergize NI which was funded by the Criminal Assets Recovery Fund (CARF).

The training, organised by the Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), gave neighbourhood watch representatives an insight to what recreational drugs look like, how they affect people and how the criminal justice system deals with them.

Councillor Thomas Conway, chair of the PCSP told the Londonderry Sentinel: “Drugs are an issue that is continually identified in our community consultations and we have ensured that drugs targets have been included in the Foyle Local Policing Plan.

"We will continue to monitor the impact of drugs on our communities and support the police in dealing with this issue.”

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