Police, undercover operatives, intelligence service, military and a range of figures from the criminal justice system are joining together with civilians to raise awareness to the failed, dangerous and expensive pursuit of a punitive drug policy.

Our mission at LEAP (Law Enforcement Action Partnership) is to reduce the multitude of harmful consequences resulting from our current drug policies and to lessen the incidence of death, disease, crime and addiction. We’re advocates for evidence based policies with a public health focus for drugs and mental health.

Our main goals at LEAP are:

To educate the public, the media and policy makers to the failure of current drug policy by presenting a true picture of the history, causes and effects of drug abuse and the crimes related to drug prohibition.

To restore the public’s respect for law enforcement, which has been greatly diminished by its involvement in imposing drug prohibition.

LEAP UK’s main strategy for accomplishing these goals is to create a constantly enlarging speakers bureau, staffed with knowledgeable and articulate former “drug-warriors” who describe the impact of current drug policies on: police/community relations; the safety of law enforcement officers and suspects; police corruption and misconduct; and the financial and human costs associated with current drug policies.

Our expert speakers are available for lectures and media events. Contact us for more information.

Meet Our Team

LEAP UK Members

Nicholas Castle – Former Constable and Undercover Operative, Lancashire Police
James Duffy – Police Inspector (ret.) and former Chair of Strathclyde Police Federation
Carel Edwards – Former EU ‘Drug Czar’ – EU Commission’s Drug Policy Unit from 2003 to 2010
Bill Fiddy – Royal Air Force from 1971 – 1979, PC Derbyshire Police
Alison Gostkowski – Former Constable Derbyshire Constabulary
Ben Griffin – Former British Army, SAS
Ann Griffith – Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, North Wales
Patrick Hennessey – Former British Army Officer Grenadier Guards serving in Afghanistan. Barrister/Author
Mick Humphreys – Officer, Royal Navy (1960 – 1993). Member of Anyone’s Child
Arfon Jones – Police and Crime Commissioner, North Wales
James Joseph – Former Drugs Unit Constable, Undercover Operative, author of A Beautiful Bag of Fish
Annie Machon – Former MI5 Officer
Frank Matthews – Former Covert New Scotland Yard Detective Sergeant. Drugs, Homicide & Witness Protection
Eric Osborne – Former Constable, British Transport Police
Chris Paling – Former Royal Navy Signalman, Harm Reduction Worker
Christopher Scott – Former Operational Support Officer, Prison Service
Graham Seaby, LLB., M.Pil – Detective Superintendent at New Scotland Yard (ret.)
Suzanne Sharkey – Former Constable and Undercover Operative Northumbria Constabulary
Roger Shrubb – Royal Navy Officer (ret.), Former Magistrate
Andrew Ward – Former Constable and Undercover Operative, South Yorkshire Police
Paul Whitehouse – Chief Constable (ret.)
Francis Wilkinson – Chief Constable (ret.)
Neil Woods – Former Undercover Drugs Detective Sergeant, Chairman LEAP UK

The Board

Diane Goldstein – U.S. Lieutenant Commander, LEAP Executive Board Member
Annie Machon – Former MI5, Intelligence Officer
Beccy Rawnsley – LEAP UK Secretary and Research Coordinator
Jason Reed – Executive Director LEAP UK, host of Stop and Search Podcast
Suzanne Sharkey – Former Constable, Undercover Operative, co-founder Recovering Justice
Neil Woods – Former Undercover Drugs Detective Sergeant, Chairman LEAP UK, author of Good Cop, Bad War

The Team

John Cross – Outreach & Communications Manager
Sophie Flint – Media Relations Officer
Carole Hughes – Speaker Coordinator, Scotland
Kaya Suleyman – Technical Consultant
Deej Sullivan – Policy Consultant

Tristan Bruce – Associate Producer of the Stop and Search Podcast
Nicholas Elson – Executive Producer of the Stop and Search Podcast

Honorary Members

Rufus HoundActor, Comedian
Hope Humphreys – Member of Anyone’s Child