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Political Correspondent Paul Brand spoke with the Prime Minister at the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton.
Mr Cameron said he did not agree with Durham's chief constable Mike Barton.
Prime Minister David Cameron said there was no way he would decriminalise drugs.
Mr Cameron was responding to Durham Chief Constable Mike Barton's letter to the Observer on Sunday where he suggested decriminalisation was the best way to wrestle power from criminal gangs.
Durham chief constable Mike Barton has called for hard drugs to be legalised.
Mr Barton said decriminalisation was the best way to take power from criminal gangs.
Writing in The Observer, he suggested the NHS should supply class-A drugs to addicts.
Durham Constabulary launched Operation Sledgehammer to tackle organised crime gangs. The Durham Chief Constable, who has served for almost 34 years, has the backing of Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg.
ACPO said the issue was for Parliament to decide, not officers.