Neil Woods

Ex UK Police undercover drugs operative
Expert on investigation, drug crimes, entertainment
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"Neil Woods is a invaluable resource for the topics of drugs, drug policy, covert policing and security both for both national and international news stories."
Faye Clark
Producer, Channel 4 News
Areas of Expertise

Neil is available for training, consulting and speaking engagements, with notable expertise in the following areas:

  • Crime, investigation
  • Performance improvement, sales
  • Security, counterterrorism
  • Intelligence, clandestine operations
  • Political issues, international business
  • Inspiring, motivating
  • Media, entertainment
Neil's Background

Neil Woods spent fifteen years as an undercover police officer infiltrating drug gangs and befriending some of the most violent criminals in Britain. A vocal critic of the war on drugs, Neil has mind blowing stories about what he learned from three generations of Liverpool gangsters.

By risking his life to infiltrate these gangs, Neil came to realize the terrifying reality of the drug war in Britain.What Neil discovered is that — like most wars —the war on drugs was futile at best and corrupt at worst.

Neil is now a board member of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership in the U.S. and UK He’s written two books, memoir Good Cop Bad War, and Drug Wars, with JS Rafaeli.

Presentation Examples
  • Mental health and its stigma
  • Drugs and drug crimes
  • The power of organized crime
  • Lessons learned from covert policing
  • Corruption caused by drugs and organized crime
Partnership Examples
  • Emergency Medicine Trainees Association
  • The BBC
  • Change Truth
  • Talks at Google
Listen to Neil featured in SPYSCAPE's hit podcast, True Spies
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