3 Perth police officers who tested optimistic to drugs even though on duty have been stood down, it has been revealed.
WA Police’s internal affairs unit tested about 200 officers at five suburban police stations on Monday.
According to a police statement, 3 officers returned “a presumptive positive result to amphetamine and methylamphetamine”.
The results have been forwarded to the WA Chemistry Centre for evaluation and confirmation of the result.
The WA Police Commissioner has been contacted for comment.
According to the statement, considering that legislation permitting random testing was enacted in 2011, about 9,500 screenings have been carried out on police officers.
It stated of these, 11 had been found with a blood alcohol limit of much more than .02 per cent, two have been identified making use of cannabis, two using MDMA, two on steroids and 1 on methamphetamine.
“Six of the officers who tested constructive to drugs resigned prior to the conclusion of a Loss of Self-confidence Procedure,” the statement mentioned.
“The seventh received a Letter of Corrective Guidance following it was accepted he may possibly have unwittingly ingested the steroid in an workout supplement.”
These benefits do not consist of the 3 officers stood down following Monday’s operation.
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