Testing for alcohol and other drugs in the workplace (27/13)

The Police Association has recently been made aware of a significant increase in drug and alcohol testing of members in the work place.

The Association strongly urges all members subject to a direction to be tested for alcohol and other drugs to contact our Legal/Discipline section, without delay, prior to undertaking any test.

If members are subsequently subject to a discipline interview following an analysis of their sample, they are again strongly urged to contact our Legal/Discipline section as soon as possible prior to engaging in any such interview.

Our Legal/Discipline team can be contacted on 9468 2600 Monday to Friday during business hours.

If a direction is made outside these hours then members are requested to phone the contact number provided on our after-hours recorded message or on our TPAV Assist smartphone app.

Bruce McKenzie

Assistant Secretary

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