A spokesman said: "Reducing violent crime is one of the constabulary's strategic objectives, and the level of violent crime that the county and Gloucester in particular, has suffered over the past few months cannot be allowed to continue.
"We are inviting people to 'surrender a knife, not your life'." Secure knife bins will be placed in the reception area of six police stations throughout the county where people can surrender a weapon.
This seems like such a waste of time. Knives are everywhere.