The effects of policing on individuals, the black market and organized crime

 

Neil Woods, former undercover drugs operative and Detective Sergeant, Chairman of Law Enforcement Action Partnership UK

Our Drug Policy is an import from the USA, but what has this cost each society around the world? Neil will draw on his experiences and offer insight as to the cost to each nation state that succumbed to the aggressive USA foreign policy.

Neil Woods is a former Detective Sergeant and undercover operative, and is now Chairman of LEAP UK, and a board member of LEAP in the USA. LEAP (Law Enforcement Action Partnership) is a U.N. acredited international organisation composed of law enforcement figures, military and policy influencers who campaign for evidence based drug policy. Having spent 23 years in Derbyshire Constabulary, Neil was on the frontlines as a drugs undercover operative over fourteen years. He also developed tactics and the training for other undercover officers. He later became a Detective Sergeant with Derbyshire CID whilst acting as a board member of the Drugs Expert Witness and Valuation Association (DEWVA). Neil is a regular in the media, discussing drugs and drug policy, and the author of Good Cop, Bad War, and Drug Wars together with JS Rafaeli.

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