POLICE — DRUG TESTING
960. Hon SOPHIA MOERMOND to the minister representing the
Minister for Police:
many Western Australia police officers have been subjected to random drug
testing in the past 12 months and —
(a) how many
officers returned a positive drug test;
(b) of those
positive tests, how many were positive for cannabis; and
disciplinary action has been taken against those officers returning a positive
drug test for cannabis?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. The Western Australia Police Force advise that a total
of 3 432 police officers have been subject to testing.
officers returned a positive test for prescription drugs.
(b) One officer
tested positive for medically prescribed cannabis.
(c) Nil. Investigations were conducted into all
positive presumptive results. Investigations confirmed that in each case
the prescription drugs that led to the positive results were properly
prescribed and used in accordance with medical direction and agency policy.