Police training to reduce drug-related harm in Mexico

Emerging findings from a longitudinal evaluation
In programme
Thursday, 8 August, 2019 - 14:00


In 2009, Mexico decriminalized personal drug possession, instituting mandatory diversion to substance use treatment for those deemed addicted. Given an existing global evidence of gaps between laws and their implementation, we designed a police education program to inform municipal officers in Tijuana about the reform and its implications using the SHIELD (safety and health integration in the enforcement of laws on drugs) model.