Good practice framework: Policing illicit drugs in rural and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities


The advice in this guide is intended for police and police organisations looking to review their approaches to policing illicit drug use and reducing drug-related harms among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in rural and remote areas. The advice and materials in this guide focus on opportunities to improve policing through the use of: i) strategic policies and programs requiring different sectors and jurisdictions to commit to coordinated approaches to drug control; ii) local, district and regional area planning to prevent crime and promote community safety, including the reduction of illicit drug supply and use; and iii) individual police practices. These elements work best when coordinated as part of an holistic police approach to working in partnership with Aboriginal communities and other organisations to improve police effectiveness and improve outcomes. Where relevant, the examples cited refer to the main report. (Introduction, edited)