Cadets join weapon sweep to support efforts to combat knife crime - The Solihull Observer

Cadets join weapon sweep to support efforts to combat knife crime

Solihull Editorial 30th May, 2023   0

POLICE cadets joined forces with officers from Bordesley Green Local Policing Team for a weapon sweep in their local park as part of Operation Sceptre.

Operation Sceptre is a national campaign which takes place twice a year, supporting the work West Midlands Police carry out to ensure residents are safe from knife crime in their community.

On Wednesday evening (May 18), cadets and officers conducted a thorough knife sweep in Henry Barber Park.

A police spokesperson said: “No stone was left unturned, as they scoured every inch of the park for knives and other weapons which may have been stashed or discarded in the area – making sure our green spaces remain safe for all to enjoy.

“We are pleased to report that no knives were found but a small bag of cannabis was found by officers and seized.”

Following the sweep, our cadets actively engaged with the community with distributing leaflets to support our knife crime campaign.

This included talking points on how to start conversations with loved ones on the dangers of carrying knives and where to safely dispose of knifes in local surrender bins.

The spokesperson added: “We’re immensely grateful for our young police cadets who bring their passion and energy to create safer communities.

“Their unwavering dedication and enthusiasm serve as a driving force in our collective efforts to tackle knife crime.

“We want to educate young people on the dangers of carrying a knife and help them to make positive choices to stay safe. “


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