Force rolls out anti-knife crime tech


Gloucestershire Constabulary has become the first police force in the UK to use ‘search pole’ technology to detect hidden knives.

According to the force, the TR360 system - which takes around a minute to assemble - delivers a full body scan. It will be used during major events, as well as in pubs and clubs.

The technology is currently used by airport security staff to protect passengers.

Speaking of the solution, Gloucestershire chief inspector, Roddy Gosden, said: “This is a fantastic piece of equipment that will help in our fight against knife crime. Although there is not a big problem in Gloucestershire, we want to be proactive in keeping people safe wherever they are.

“This will be a massive help to all our officers, from our special constables to our neighbourhood policing teams, in continuing their great work in protecting the public.”

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