Amsterdam cops are not allowed to smoke pot anymore
From the 1st of January 2008 police officers in Amsterdam are no longer allowed to use cannabis in their own spare time. This is specified in the new behaviour directive sent by the Amsterdam precinct to all the officers.
Until now it was clear to all the officers that they could not show up at work under the influence of cannabis and/or alcohol (of course). But according to the head of the precinct the officers must be an example to others, and besides that they are officers 24 hours a day. There is simply no place for the use of cannabis in this kind of function.
It is also included in the directive that officers outside working hours must take it easy with the use of alcohol. It is simply not acceptable that an officer is “singing on the street” during his spare time.
The Amsterdam precinct is the first in the Netherlands to apply this rule. It is not yet known if the officers will be tested for the use of cannabis. It's also not known what the sanctions will be when police officers are still caught.
Source: The Daily Smoker
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