Knife Arches & Knife Wands

We have invested in three knife arches and over 30 hand-held knife wands (metal detectors) which are in daily use across the county.

The equipment, which helps us to search suspects, came after we secured government funding to help tackle knife crime. 

The knife arch scans people as they walk through it and is used to support events and operational activity.    

The knife wands are stored within police vans and vehicles throughout Lancashire and are used by officers when carrying out searches and as part of knife crime operations.


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