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News - 21 October 2008
Government puts another £3m into Tackling Knives initiative
An extra £3m investment in the ten police forces running Tackling Knives Action Programmes has been announced. This omes after the Home Secretary announced an initial investment of £2m in plans to develop a programme of action against knife crime.
The ten areas taking part in the Tackling Knives Action Programme are London, Essex, Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Merseyside, the West Midlands, Greater Manchester, Nottinghamshire, South Wales and Thames Valley.
Today's new money will go towards rolling out:
- After-school patrols: a visible police presence on the routes to and from schools;
- Safer School Partnerships: a dedicated police officer allocated to a school or group of schools to promote safety and work with young people at risk of victimisation, offending, poor behaviour or attendance;
- Operation Staysafe: police using safeguarding laws to remove young people at risk from the streets at night and take them to a place of safety.
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