The Swedish Narcotics Police Association, SNPF, was formed in 1987. The association is non-profit - politically, trade union and religiously independent. Membership is reserved for employees or former employees of the judiciary who work with or work for the fight against drug crime, as well as by others who work with drug problems if there are special reasons.

The purpose of the association is to promote such education and research in the field of drug control that is useful for the activities of the judiciary. The SNPF will work to bridge barriers between different branches of justice, increase understanding of the dangers of drugs and strengthen the fight against drug crime.

SNPF supports individual members by contributing scholarships and grants for travel and other activities that are compatible with the association's statutes. Regular training conferences and seminars with qualified lecturers and instructors are arranged. The association keeps its members informed about developments in the field of drugs and works for the greatest possible knowledge in the subject. The Swedish Narcotics Police Association's Journal is published with at least five issues per year.

The association's activities are mainly financed through grants from individual companies and organizations and through the association's business club. Membership fees and contributions from authorities are also essential for the association.

SNPF collaborates i.a. with the California Narcotic Officers Association, the Texas Narcotic Officers Association, A-One Oklahoma, the Norwegian Narcotics Police Association and the Swedish Carnegie Institution.

The association has (2016) about 2500 members. Most are employed by the police, but many members are customs officers and prosecutors. The association's educational conferences are attended annually by about 600 members. The majority participate in their free time and pay in part from their own funds. The association's honorary chairman and patron is former National Police Chief and Governor Carl G Persson.

The association's members gain increased knowledge in their respective areas of activity through the high-quality education that takes place within the framework of the association's activities. The association's members also pass on this knowledge to other colleagues, individuals and organizations for the benefit of the fight against drugs.

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