SENIOR Frankston police are tight-lipped over claims of possible illicit drug use by officers at the station.
It has been revealed that three police have been suspended on full pay after reportedly being under the influence of the drugs.
Last week Channel 7 News reported the state’s anti-corruption watchdog, IBAC, had been called in by Victoria Police in September to investigate “evidence of widespread drug use” at the Fletcher Rd headquarters.
Senior police on Thursday would not comment on the claims, nor which area of the station was being investigated by the Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission. A spokesman said knowledge of the investigation prevented further comment.
Any hint of drugs use raises fears criminal elements have infiltrated the station. It is not known what types of drugs were possibly involved.
The Age last week reported an IBAC spokeswoman as saying: “[We are] investigating allegations of serious police misconduct and corruption. It is inappropriate to comment further on this ongoing matter.
“IBAC has a broad role in relation to assessing police personnel conduct, and investigating and preventing misconduct by police personnel. IBAC can receive complaints about the conduct of Victoria Police officers, police recruits, Protective Service Officers, and employees who assist in the administration of the police.”