POLICE have taken to the drugs beat in Derry “disturbing reports” that dealers are peddling their wares to school children.
And they were accompanied by their four-legged friend Rosie who can sniff out drugs and their dealers at a few paces.
The PSNI iin Foyle say they have also team up with Translink to make sure that school children are safe heading home on the buses and are not tempted by dealers using the city service.
The PSNI posted this message on its Foyle Facebook: ” We have received disturbing 😠reports of Criminals trying to sell drugs to our kids in the City Centre.
“The fact that people are willing to do this makes me sick 😷
“Thankfully we Neighbourhood Officers 👮🏻 work with most schools in the city to provide Drugs Awareness Courses so our kids are switched ☑️ on and aware of the dangers🚫
“However, to hammer 🔨 the point home we have hit the pavements of the City Centre with Rosie the Drugs Dog 🐶 making sure that if any criminal even thinks of trying to push drugs on our kids they will have the long arm of the law to deal with! ⚖️
“We have been working with Alan Young, Service Delivery Manager, and Inspector Raymond Edwards from Translink 🚌 to ensure that our kids are especially safe travelling to and from school.
“If you have kids at home 🏡 take an opportunity to remind them of Stranger Danger and if they are a bit older remind them about the dangers of Drugs.”
And if you know of anyone peddling their drugs in Derry ring the police on 101 and help removed them and their poison from our streets.