The role of police officers with licensing responsibilities is, by working in partnership with local authority licensing officers, to ensure that pubs, clubs and festivals are operated safely and legally, and that premises operate in a way that minimises drug dealing and use of dugs
The key activities of police officers with licensing responsibilities include:
It is good practice for police officers with licensing responsibilities, their police colleagues, licensing officers and fire officers to co-ordinate their relevant work and enforcement efforts and to ensure that pubs, clubs and festivals playing music that is attractive to people who take drugs as part of their night out, receive appropriate inspection visits.
The risks of harm, and ultimately of fatalities, are highest at such premises.
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