This week we are running a knife crime activity week in your area as part of Operation Sceptre – a national week of action.
Clearly with Covid restrictions in place we can’t involve the community in our work as much as we would like to.
However it means you might see our officers doing these things:
Weapon sweeps where we will be looking for knives hidden in public places
Test purchasing – where we will be checking that retailers are being responsible and only selling knives to people of the correct age
Officers using knife arches and knife wands to search for weapons
More officers at transport hubs including bus stations
We would normally be talking to children in school about knives and the dangers of knife carrying but we cannot do this at the moment.
However, if you want to take this week as an opportunity to talk to your child about knife crime we have help and advice on how to have that chat, including what to say on our website.