Operation Sceptre

What is Op Sceptre?

Operation Sceptre is just a snapshot of the ongoing year-round work being carried out to combat knife crime in Nottinghamshire which involves police, partners and local communities all working together.

The force continues to work closely with partner agencies, as well as proactively engaging with local communities, to tackle knife crime as part of a collective Nottinghamshire response.

Offensive Weapons Act 2019

The act makes it illegal to possess dangerous weapons in private, including knuckledusters, zombie knives and death star knives. The video below will tell you more about the changes to the law, and how it may affect you.

Our partners

Violence Reduction Unit (VRU):

The VRU, which is based at Loxley House in Nottingham, is a partnership that brings together specialists from local government, public health, education, policing and criminal justice to work with communities and the third sector to reduce serious violence by understanding and tackling its underlying causes. The VRU is involved in a wide range of projects aimed at reducing violent crime and helping to divert people away from crime.


Hashtagng is an independent online youth network and resource for young people and their families in Nottingham city and county. 

There is a growing pressure amongst some young people to become involved in violent crime. Please visit their page for more information: https://www.hashtagng.co.uk

How can I report?

We need people to keep giving us information about knife crime in their areas so we can help keep them safe. 

We all need to work together to combat knife crime and we’d urge anyone with information on knife crime in their local community to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, always dial 999.

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