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Former cop launches drugs awareness talks
10:00am Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
A FORMER police officer is working with a charity to raise awareness over dangerous drugs.
David Betts, who served with Cheshire Police for 30 years, has taken up a new role with the Drug Watch Trust.
The 63-year-old said: “A lot of the time people hear about drugs but they don’t really understand what they can do the body, or the long term effects.
“It’s very important that people are aware of the dangers.”
David’s job is to now develop the Insight programme.
It is aimed at spreading awareness over the damage drugs can cause when taken socially and in the workplace, the risks of addiction and how to stay safe.
He wants to roll it out to schools, community groups and businesses.
“We want to identify they types of drugs that area around from legal highs to heavy substances,” said David.
“I’m trying to develop that Drug Watch work across the whole county.”
David needs support to deliver the awareness programme and is in discussions with linked agencies and drug action teams.
“I’m asking other agencies and local authorities to get in touch so we can reach as many people as possible,” he said.
To help with the Insight programme call David on 07544525992 or e-mail email@example.com.
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