Alcohol and Drug Coordination

A newly established program aimed at coordinating alcohol and drug issues between Police, other government agencies, and NGOs to ensure a whole of government approach is taken in reducing negative impact of alcohol and drugs in society. In line with our new Strategic Plan for 2013—2016 the Program activities are aimed at improving capacity of the Tonga Police to better contribute to reducing alcohol and drug related crime. The ADC program aims to work closely with the Liquor Licensing Authority, the National Alcohol Sub-Committee, Community Policing, and Trafic Section (Road Safety Program).

This program is in line with our new Strategic Plan for 2013—2016 where activities are aimed at improving capacity of the Tonga Police to better contribute to reducing alcohol and drug related crime. The ADC program works closely with the National Crisis Center for Women and Children, the Center for Women and Children, Domestic Violence Unit, Liquor Licensing Authority, the National Alcohol Sub-Committee, Community Policing, and Traffic Section (Road Safety Program).

The ADC aims to perform a number of functions:

  • Provides high-level policy advice on drug and alcohol issues to the Tonga Police
  • Maintains effective liaison with government agencies, bodies and NGOs involved in drug and alcohol domain
  • Undertakes research into emerging issues impacting on policing
  • Represents Tonga Police in forums relating to alcohol and drugs issues
  • Assists in developing, implementing and delivery of training programs and proactive strategies on alcohol and drugs, including dissemination of information
  • Coordinates and supports projects