FIVE Junior Police Call (JPC) leaders were invited to the Governor's Summit Meeting on Drugs at the University of Hong Kong last month. The five JPC representatives were Kwok Ka-chuen from Eastern District, Cheung Wing-shan from Yau Tsim, Wong Yeung-fong from Tai Po, Mok Chi-kit from Wan Chai and Lau Lap-hang from Kwun Tong. The summit was attended by about 250 representatives from various sectors of the community, including legislators, members of the Action Committee Against Narcotics, District Board and District Fight Crime Committee members, as well as teachers, social workers from voluntary agencies and parents. Governor Chris Patten announced at the summit a Forward Action Plan against drugs. The major measures include: Increasing the Narcotics Bureau's surveillance activities; Setting up a Drug Education Resource Centre next year to support the implementation of drug education programme in schools; Developing a new General Studies syllabus for primary schools to enhance students' self-esteem; Setting up two additional residential centres for young drug abusers and a new counselling centre for them. Speaking at the meeting, Commissioner of Police Eddie Hui Ki-on pointed out that recently, the dramatic increase in youth involvement in drugs had led to calls for a critical examination of the problem. Although the situation of Hong Kong was not as severe as that being experienced in North America and Western Europe, Mr Hui stressed that it was important that Hong Kong people continued to seek new strategies to combat the problem. Mr Hui proposed a number of new initiatives in 1995: Seeking more severe sentencing for drug offences where adults involve young persons in the illegal drugs trade; Extending the successful Superintendent's Discretion Scheme to allow young people arrested for first time minor drug offences to be formally cautioned instead of prosecuted - this will facilitate close supervision and access to an established multi-agency after-care programme; A force-wide monthly survey into the arrest of all persons under 21 years of age in order to identify causes which will assist in directing police enforcement actions against those responsible for supplying youths with drugs; Improving the already comprehensive service of community education and publicity against drugs by enhancing the role of the Police Public Relations Branch, Police Community Relations Officers, School Liaison Officers, and encouraging greater participation by JPCs. The summit had given the JPCs a good opportunity to air their concerns and to learn more about the dangers of drug abuse. They would help spread the messages to other fellow JPCs.