This week, 13th -19th November, Safer Neighbourhood Teams up and down the country have been taking part in Operation Sceptre, the national week of intensification in the fight against knife and serious crime.
This week Killamarsh Safer Neighbourhood Team have been conducting various activities;
PCSO Stevenson and PC Graham visited Killamarsh Junior School. The pupils engaged fantastically with Officers and asked lots of great questions. They were a credit to their school and guardians.
PCSO Dixon, PC Wheelwright and PCSO Stevenson conducted knife sweeps alongside their regular patrols in Baker Park, Killamarsh skate park and garage sites and recreation fields around the village. We are pleased to report that no knives were found.
PCSO Stevenson and Dixon delivered posters and information leaflets on importance of the regulation around the sale of knives to local shops.
A crime prevention event was held alongside representatives from North East Derbyshire District Council Community Safety Partnership, Derbyshire Fire Service and Rykneld homes, to provide information, crime prevention and security devices. A knife amnesty bin was also available for residents to safely discard their unwanted knives to avoid them getting into the wrong hands. Thank you to all the residents who came to speak to us, and we hope that you find the information and devices useful.
Whilst we know it is the minority of people who think it is acceptable to carry a knife, it can have devastating consequences when they do.
The work carried out by all Police forces nationally during this week aims to highlight that carrying a knife is unacceptable and to publicise the dangerous repercussions that carrying a knife could have.
It also means that we can check for any discarded knives or weapons and safely dispose of them, keeping them from getting into the wrong hands.
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