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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2017) Drug squads: units specialised in drug law enforcement in Europe. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. 14 p.

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In 2014, the EMCDDA took the decision to carry out a limited follow-up study of the EMCDDA Paper Drug squads: units specialised in drug law enforcement in Europe (EMCDDA, 2013), with the aim of monitoring possible changes and trends in drug supply reduction resulting from law enforcement activities. An abbreviated version of the data collection questionnaire employed in the original study was used for reporting by reference persons from the 28 EU Member States, Norway and Turkey. The reference persons were also given the opportunity to provide additional information and comments. The European drug law enforcement landscape in 2015 is broadly similar to the situation in 2012.

The total number of drug squads in Europe has remained stable (1 187 squads in 2012 versus 1 133 in 2015), as has the number of staff allocated to drug squads. Although the number of law enforcement officers decreased by 10 % between 2012 and 2015 (from 17 720 to 15 870), the total number of staff employed in European drug squads increased slightly (from 19 490 to 20 515 staff members).

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Date:December 2017
Pages:14 p.
Publisher:Publications Office of the European Union
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Luxembourg
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Drugs and alcohol offence > Drug offence > Illegal transportation of drugs (smuggling / trafficking)
MM-MO Crime and law > Drugs and alcohol offence > Drug offence > Illegal distribution of drugs (drug market / dealing)
MM-MO Crime and law > Law enforcement and the justice system
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Law enforcement agency
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Law enforcement agency > Police (Garda)
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on drugs and alcohol > Supply reduction policy
VA Geographic area > Europe
VA Geographic area > Europe > Norway
VA Geographic area > Europe > Turkey

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