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Good Cop, Bad War

23rd September 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

No. 84 Tea Room and Eatery
84 Parrock Road
DA12 1QF

Neil Woods

What’s the talk about?

Ever wanted to know what it’s really like being an undercover drugs detective? Our culture seems to be obsessed with police, drugs, and the underworld – with films and television programmes like The Wire, Trainspotting, Breaking Bad, is the reality any different from fiction?

Neil Woods was a police officer for 23 years, 14 of which were spent undercover. When your day job is spent buying heroin and chasing the most hardened gangsters, can you ever truly switch off from such a life?

With a career spent on the streets, dealing with those who suffer with addiction, what drives a former drugs cop to change his stance and join an organisation comprised of police, MI5, military, and civilians, all of whom campaign to fully reform our drug laws; Neil Woods is Chairman of LEAP UK – Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

His memoir, Good Cop, Bad War, is released mid-August 2016 – it has also been serialised in the Mail on Sunday. Neil is a regular media contributor, featuring on Vice, BBC, Channel 5, he has become a powerful voice in the pursuit of evidence-based drug policy.


23rd September 2016
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm