Operation Pilot


The objectives of this project were to: reduce night time drug related town centre crime and associated violence; educate those visiting pubs and clubs about the facts and dangers of drug use; deter and arrest drug dealers; and identify and engage drug users with treatment opportunities. The project was associated with a reduction in crime, such as night time drug and related violence. There was also reduced drug use within premises (drug trace profiling and intelligence). The project can be best described as an enforcement led partnership project. It deters drug use and dealing to make night time town centre venues more manageable and safe from drugs. It places a heavy emphasis on one-to-one dialogue with all people entering pubs and clubs to provide drug awareness and education and to help those addicted.