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Schools in Ripley the latest to learn about the dangers of knives and knife crime

Posted on 23rd November 2018

Youngsters at a number of schools in Ripley are the latest to listen to our officers speak about the dangers of knives and knife crime.

PCSOs Sarah Dufton, Alison Dare and Carl Mott visited St Johns CE Primary School and Waingroves Primary School last week to talk to the children about staying safe.

Our officers spoke about the issue of knife crime, and covered the legal and moral responsibilities around carrying knifes as part of Project Zao, a Derbyshire partnership project to help target and prevent knife crime in the county.

PCSO Dufton said: “By talking to youngsters about the dangers and risks involved in carrying knives with the aim of keeping our youngsters safe in the future and encouraging them to make the right should they find themselves in a situation involving knife crime.”

Other schools in the Amber Valley are also taking part in the initiative, including our Safer Neighbourhood policing teams in the Belper area.

If you have any concern about knife crime in your area contact us using one of the following non-emergency contact methods.  

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting

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