Police, undercover operatives, intelligence service, military and a range of figures from the criminal justice system are joining together with communities to bring about drug law reform

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

Our members are available for speaking engagements, media, and events – contact us for more information.

Meet Our Team

LEAP UK Members

Ian AndrewStrathclyde Police, completed service as Inspector, specialising in technology and terrorism detention
Nicholas CastleFormer Constable and Undercover Operative, Lancashire Police
James DuffyPolice 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
Lord Charlie Falconer Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, 2003 – 2007. Secretary of State for Justice, 2007
Bill Fiddy
Royal Air Force from 1971 – 1979, PC Derbyshire Police
Ben GriffinFormer British Army, SAS
Ann GriffithFormer Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, North Wales
Alexander HelmMetropolitan Police Constable 2014-2017, British Army Reserve 2009-2013
Patrick HennesseyFormer British Army Officer Grenadier Guards serving in Afghanistan. Barrister/Author
Ron Hogg Police and Crime Commissioner, Durham
Mick Humphreys
Officer, Royal Navy (1960 – 1993). Member of Anyone’s Child
Arfon JonesPolice and Crime Commissioner, North Wales 2016 – 2021
Debbie KingDetective Inspector, Derbyshire Police (ret.)
Annie MachonFormer MI5 Officer
Dave MansonConstable, West Yorkshire Police, 2005-2015
Frank MatthewsFormer Covert New Scotland Yard Detective Sergeant. Drugs, Homicide & Witness Protection
Simon McLeanDetective, Serious Crime/Drugs/Surveillance Squads and Units, Strathclyde police
David McMullenBritish Armed Forces, 7 Rifles, served in Afghanistan
Eric OsborneFormer Constable, British Transport Police
Lord Brian PaddickMetropolitan Police Service, 1976-2007. Commander Lambeth 2001-2002
Chris PalingFormer Royal Navy Signalman, Harm Reduction Worker
Norman PilcherFlying Squad and Drugs Squad, Detective Sergeant – AKA The Walrus
Julia RylandFormer Metropolitan Police, Neighbourhood Officer
Christopher ScottFormer Operational Support Officer, Prison Service
Graham Seaby, LLB., M.Pil – Detective Superintendent at New Scotland Yard (ret.)
Suzanne SharkeyFormer Constable and Undercover Operative Northumbria Constabulary
Roger ShrubbRoyal Navy Officer (ret.), Former Magistrate
James SteerPCSO, Humberside Police, 2007 – 2016. Experience & practitioner in teenage substance use
Andrew WardFormer Constable and Undercover Operative, South Yorkshire Police
Paul WhitehouseChief Constable (ret.)
Francis WilkinsonChief Constable (ret.)
Neil WoodsUndercover Drugs Detective Sergeant (ret.)

The Board

Diane GoldsteinU.S. Lieutenant Commander, LEAP Executive Board Member
Annie MachonFormer MI5, Intelligence Officer
Beccy RawnsleyLEAP UK Secretary and Research Coordinator 
Jason ReedCo-Executive Director LEAP UK, Host of Stop and Search Podcast
Suzanne SharkeyCo-Executive Director LEAP UKFormer Constable, Undercover Operative
Neil WoodsFormer Undercover Drugs Detective Sergeant, Author: Good Cop, Bad War & Drug Wars

The Team

Sophie FlintMedia Relations Officer
Carole HughesSpeaker Coordinator, Scotland
Deej SullivanPolicy Advisory 
Tristan BruceAssociate Producer of the Stop and Search Podcast
Nicholas ElsonExecutive Producer of the Stop and Search Podcast

LEAP UK Ambassadors

Rufus Hound Actor, Comedian
Tim Lovejoy Television Presenter
Scroobius PipActor, Rapper, Podcaster
Hope HumphreysMember of Anyone’s Child