Hertfordshire Constabulary will conduct an Operation Sceptre week of pro-active knife operations between Monday 13 July and Sunday 19 July.
During the week members of the public will be able to surrender any unwanted knives to the police, anonymously and without fear of prosecution for possession of these items.
Knife-related crime remains lower in Hertfordshire than in other parts of the country, but the amnesty provides an opportunity to remove knives and other weapons from the streets. It will also help to reinforce the message that carrying a knife is illegal and will not help to keep you safe.
During the week, any knives in your possession that you do not want or should not have, can be surrendered at one of the following police stations: Hatfield, Stevenage or Watford. There will also be temporary knife bins in locations around the county and there are permanent surrender bins in Waltham Cross, details of which can be found at www.herts.police.uk/amnesty.
Items can be surrendered anonymously during the amnesty in the knife bins provided, the locations and opening times of these stations can be found at www.herts.police.uk/stations.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire, David Lloyd, said: ‘Knife crime is low in Hertfordshire when compared to other parts of the country. But when it does occur it is devastating for the victim and spreads fear through communities.
‘For several years it has rightly been a policing priority and we have programmes in place to target those already carrying knives or at risk of being drawn into that culture.