As we enter the 2nd National Corona Virus lockdown, the UK Police Service continues to recognise the NHS & partner roles and dedication to the UK, as well as understanding the impact on the procedures and protocols regarding the distribution, storage, and dispensation of controlled drugs such as methadone. Particularly so, in relation to retail & community pharmacies.

We are 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) have asked all forces to include pharmacies in their police patrol routes 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