“The alleged conduct … highlights the obvious hypocrisy of a situation where a police officer who allegedly engages in drug use in a personal capacity while off-duty can then return to work and investigate other members of the community for criminal offences,” he said.
“Any officer involved in this type of conduct leaves themselves open to be compromised by criminals or other associates who have the knowledge that the officer is involved in the purchasing, supplying and consuming of illegal drugs.
“This is a corruption risk and I urge police officers who may be considering personal drug use to consider the ramifications of engaging in illegal activity, no matter how minor or trivial they may think it is.”
A Queensland Police Service spokesman said while the charges should not detract from the efforts of other police officers, illegal drug use and supply was a major issue in the community.
“The QPS has accepted the officer’s resignation today. The officer had previously been suspended without pay,” the QPS statement said.
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