The Police Service across the UK recognises the impact that COVID-19 continues to have on the procedures and protocols regarding the distribution, storage, and dispensation of controlled drugs such as methadone, in relation to retail pharmacies.
Policing is working hard to understand the challenges and associated criminal opportunities in order to provide support and help manage those risks through positive engagement and regular provision of crime prevention advice.
The National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) are in the process of encouraging all local police patrol routes to include pharmacies where possible, and for local neighbourhood policing teams and Controlled Drugs Liaison Officers to be proactive in engaging.
Your local CDLO contact details can be found on our Contact your nearest CDLO page.
NPCC & APCDLO Security & Crime Prevention advice can be downloaded from our Useful documents page