Officers focusing on knife crime with wanding operations in Rockhampton, QLD

Police are continuing to crack down on weapons in public after officers seized two knives and wanded 39 people over a recent weekend, from April 20 to 21, in the safe night precinct in Rockhampton.

The targeted operation involved officers from Rockhampton Police Station with a focus on knife crime and community safety.

Acting Superintendent Mark Burgess said these high visibility operations will continue and are important to protect and enhance community confidence and safety.

“This is about high visibility policing, detection and prevention. Scans are quick, averaging a minute or two and require no physical contact by police.

“Every weapon taken off the streets stops further potential offences or harm being caused.

“Since Jack’s Law was introduced in April 2023, police now have the ability to wand for weapons, particularly knives, to stop crimes and increase public safety.

“The Rockhampton community can expect local police to continue with these operations, particularly targeting the safe night precincts.”

A 33-year-old man from Depot Hill and a 33-year-old woman from Allenstown were separately given a notice to appear for possession of a knife in a public place.

They are both due to appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on May 9.

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