ABC online has a story “Off-duty police could face drug testing“. The Australian Federal Police Association has proposed that officers be drugs tested 24/7, 365 days of the year.
The Australian Federal Police Association has put forward a proposal that would see officers subjected to random drug tests while off duty, as well as while they are at work.
At the moment, AFP officers can only be randomly tested while they are at work.
The association says its members are supportive of the proposal.
“Our members are eager to demonstrate as they always have been, to the public, how accountable they’re prepared to be and this demonstrates that illegal drugs are not something that federal police use,” association president Jim Torr said.
It demonstrates support for arbitrary drug testing. Will other Government departments make this a condition of employment?