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Award for council taxi licensing team

Published 5th April 2018

Sandwell Council's taxi licensing team - Paul Arnold, Martyn Davidson, with Ch Supt David Sturman, Stephen Beresford and Stephen Potter.

Sandwell Council’s taxi licensing team has picked up an award from West Midlands Police.

The award from Chief Superintendent David Sturman, Commander of West Midlands Police’s Operations department, praised the team for their role in preventing child sexual exploitation, fraud and traffic offences.

The team were praised for enforcing laws and regulations among Sandwell’s 1,500 registered taxi drivers, as well as helping detect, suspend or ban poor drivers.

The award also thanked the team for supporting the force’s camera enforcement unit and assisting when police officers interview taxi drivers.

Ch Supt Sturman said: “You continue to make the West Midlands, in particular the Sandwell area, a safer place to be and your tenacity, dedication to the role has resulted in you being part of the most successful licensing department in the West Midlands.”