Policing and the media

Police are often called upon to comment on volatile substance use (VSU) issues in the media, in the context of public concern for community safety. It is important to be aware of issues related to the responsible reporting of VSU to avoid inadvertently inflaming the situation by identifying products misused or methods of use, which may lead to copycat behaviour.

For more information about managing media in relation to VSU, see the VSU and the media page of this website.