The Hertsmere Safer Neighbourhood Team will be out and about across the borough during the week ahead to support the county-wide knife amnesty.
Starting on Monday 15 May, Operation Sceptre aims to reduce knife related crime by asking people to surrender unwanted knives anonymously at Hatfield, Stevenage and Watford police stations, as well as at temporary knife bins at local events across the county.
The Safer Neighbourhood Teams in Hertsmere will be out all week with the knife bins at the following locations:
Monday 15 May - 10-11am
Bushey Harcourt Road
Potters Bar Darkes Lane
Thursday 18 May – 3-4pm
Potters Bar Tesco
Borehamwood Meadow Park
Bushey High Street (SNT Office Entrance)
Potters Bar Tesco
The team will also be on hand to listen to people’s concerns, offer crime prevention advice and sign them up to the online watch link (OWL) service*.
Officers will also be carrying out knife sweeps at various parks across the borough. This involves searching the area for discarded or hidden knives.
Safer Neighbourhood Team Inspector Rachael Robertson said: “We are pleased to support this week of activity in Hertsmere. Knife related crime still remains low in Hertsmere and the county; however, it is important that we continue to do all we can to remove knives and other weapons from the streets.
“I’d encourage people to join us at one of the events we’re holding.”
If you are concerned or have information about someone carrying knives or are aware of anyone involved in knife crime you can report this by calling the Hertfordshire Constabulary non-emergency number 101.
You can also report information online or speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat.
Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form (opens in new window).