Report the use of knives and weapons
Knives and guns are offensive weapons and it is illegal to carry, sell, hire or make them available to another person.
If you know someone who frequently carries an offensive weapon, such as a knife, report them:
- using our suspected crime form
- by calling 101
- in person at a police station
- anonymously to Crimestoppers
Call 999 immediately if there is an ongoing incident involving a weapon.
Surrender a knife or offensive weapon
Under the Offensive Weapons Act, it is unlawful to possess certain offensive weapons. This includes, but is not limited to, rapid firing rifles and specific types of knives such as flick knives and zombie knifes.
Surrender a firearm
Surrender a knife
If you find a knife during the COVID-19 outbreak, call 101 so we can send an officer to attend. Do not take the weapon to a surrender bin as this is not deemed essential travel.