Cllr Nigel Collor, Chair of the Community Safety Partnership, said:
'We're determined to tackle the scourge of knife crime as part of our work with Kent Police and partners to support licensed premises across the district. 'Whilst levels of knife crime are low in the district, the Knife Wand Initiative is another example of how we're supporting local venues to help keep people safe.'
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent, Matthew Scott, whose office oversees the Violence Reduction Unit, said:
'The purpose of the VRU is to bring agencies from across Kent and Medway together to prevent crime and keep people safe. I'm glad that the money we received from Government last year is supporting projects which are having a positive impact within local communities.'