NSW Police are investigating allegations that PoliceLink Command Tuggerah call centre operators were involved in a wild cocaine fuelled party, with some operators then attending work immediately after the event.
It’s been alleged that at least three operators, who answer some of the State’s most important calls to the police, including Triple Zero and Crime Stoppers, went to work whilst intoxicated following the party which occurred at a Tuggerah address in September.
In a statement, a NSW Police spokesperson confirmed that the Force had received multiple allegations about staff conduct at the party.
“As a result of these allegations, an internal investigation has commenced and remains ongoing.
“Two civilian employees of the NSW Police Force have since ceased their employment,” the statement reads.
The incident has since raised concerns by police officers about their non sworn in colleagues handling phone calls about potential drug dealers if they themselves have a drug habit, and calls are being made to have civilian staff subjected to the shame mandatory random drug and alcohol testing that their sworn in colleagues face.
Media statement, Oct 30
NSW Police Media
Dilon Luke, Journalist