Working with West Yorkshire Police to reduce knife crime on transport
Colleagues from across First West Yorkshire partnered with West Yorkshire Police earlier this month to help tackle knife crime across the region.
The Knife Crime Week of Action was led by West Yorkshire Police from 12th-18th February and involved a mixture of targeted enforcement work and educational activity aimed at sharing a strong anti-knife message. It is part of a national initiative to raise awareness of the impact of knife crime in communities.
- An area of focus for the campaign was public transport and First West Yorkshire worked closely with local police officers to develop activity throughout the week. Key activity included;
- An increase in the presence of PCSOs on buses.
- A Trojan Bus was used to help identify those involved in crime and anti-social behaviour.
- Young police cadets were allowed to travel on First West Yorkshire buses for free to help inform customers about the statistics of knife crime and how it can be prevented.
For more information on the Week of Action, click here.