Search

Anti-drug technology showcased

PUBLISHED: 16:19 20 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:25 23 August 2010

STATE-OF-THE-ART drug-detection technology already in use in north Kent has been showcased to the government by Kent Police. Drugs liaison officer PC Adrian Parsons was at the House of Commons to petition the ION track drugs machine, used as a condition

STATE-OF-THE-ART drug-detection technology already in use in north Kent has been showcased to the government by Kent Police.

Drugs liaison officer PC Adrian Parsons was at the House of Commons to petition the ION track drugs machine, used as a condition of entry to nightclubs in Gravesham and Dartford, to be rolled out across the county.

He demonstrated how the mobile machine is used to test the hands of those queuing to enter pubs and clubs, flagging up levels of drugs such as cocaine.

If high indications are found, a search is then made and entry refused.

He said: "It is fantastic news that what we are doing in north Kent has been identified as best practice and other forces will now be encouraged to take Kent Police's lead on this.

"The ION track machine has been used in Dartford and Gravesham since 2004 and has been instrumental in ensuring that all of our night-time venues and public houses are safe places to socialise.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Gravesend Reporter

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists