Police officers in Kettering and Corby will be out and about engaging with local people as part of the Force’s drive to tackle serious violence this week.
Throughout the week, officers will be visiting people who are believed to be involved in violence offences to offer support and intervention opportunities as well as making visits to skate parks to speak to young people.
Chief Inspector Scott Little, said: “The Force is mid-way through a ten-week operation tackling serious violence, with different themes for each of the weeks.
“This week, officers in Corby and Kettering will take over the baton and will focus our attention on what we can do to help deter people from becoming involved in violence offences while also pursuing those people who have committed crimes.
“We will be conducting regular patrols, attending a number of community events and taking part in joint visits with the Youth Offending Service.”
Serious violence includes robbery, some assaults and knife crime and tackling the issue is a matter of priority for the Force.
Chief Insp Little added: “As part of our bid to educate people about knife crime, we will be visiting retailers to make them aware of the knife retailer toolkit and also offering to visit people’s homes to collect knifes they wish to dispose of.
“Thanks to local charity Off The Streets NN - knife amnesty bins and bleed kits are now available across the county and we will be promoting the locations in Corby and Kettering throughout the week.”
You can contact the Corby or Kettering Neighbourhood Policing Teams via the email addresses below.