The impact on society from illicit drugs is well recognised. They destroy lives and organised criminals gain significant profit from the exploitation of some of our most vulnerable members of our communities.
This strategy and associated plan demonstrates our partnership ambition and commitment to address the illicit use of drugs in Lincolnshire, with a key focus on reducing drug related deaths, reducing the prevalence of illicit drugs in our communities, and reducing drug related offending.
I’m grateful for the support and leadership shown across the partnership in developing this strategy. We have considered evidence base practice and are taking a whole system approach to maximise our effectiveness.
The delivery of this strategy will not only save lives but will change lives for the better. This is a core responsibility of us all individually and collectively as a partnership.
Jason Harwin Deputy Chief Constable Lincolnshire Police National Police Chiefs Council lead for Drugs