Film highlights good work of officers tackling knife crime

Collection of knives

A film featuring Leicestershire officers’ work to tackle knife crime has been made by the College of Policing.

The film aims to help officers across the country learn from others and the work of the force’s #LivesNotKnives initiative is being held up as good practice.

This is thanks to the work of Sergeant Glen Iceton and PC Kevin Mistry, who both appear in the film, along with Superintendent Shane O’Neill, who leads the force’s response to knife crime.

Their involvement in a number of successful operations designed to take knives off the street has been highlighted in the film as well as their efforts to raise the serious consequences of knife crime to the public by keeping it in their hearts and minds.

They have visited schools, encouraged victims and their families to speak out, and liaised with other community groups to educate young people and bring agencies together to reinforce key messages.

Sergeant Glen Iceton said: “I‘m proud to be involved in the #LivesNotKnives campaign. A lot of work has gone into it and this is reflected in our inclusion in the film so that other forces can learn from what we do. It’s great recognition of all those involved in the campaign and highlights that by working together, we can make a real difference

[Source: Leicestershire Police –]