Arriva teams recognised for help in cutting crime on buses
Mike Rumens and Sean Sumner, managers of the Arriva CCTV teams in the South East have been recognised for their contribution to cutting crime on the transport network.
Mike is based at the Arriva depot in St Albans Road, Garston, and Sean is based at Maidstone and both are responsible for all matters relating to CCTV captured on the Arriva buses across the region.
One of the biggest elements of their work is providing CCTV footage to assist with the resolution of crimes both ones that happen on buses and in areas that buses pass.
Mike and Sean received their awards at the London On Bus CCTV award ceremony at New Scotland Yard. Simon Goodchild who assisted in organising the awards said “The award was given to Mike and Sean for their hard work in working with Transport for London, the Met Police and other Police forces in assisting in the capture of criminals. Both of them consistently provide excellent, evidentially correct CCTV footage which has helped lead to arrests and prosecutions. The award was given this year in particular for all their hard work in relation to providing footage following the London riots earlier in the year”
Simon goes on to say “Without people like Mike and Sean in Arriva and other bus operators we would not be able to continue to try and reduce crime on the transport network.”
Both Mike and Sean were delighted with their award.
They were presented with their award by Commander Adrian Hanstock who leads the Safer Transport Command Unit based at Transport for London’s Palestra House in Southwark.
Picture 1 - Mike Rumens
Picture 2 - Sean Sumner