Metropolitan Police officers are engaging with taxi drivers as part of a nationwide campaign to engage with the ‘eyes and ears’ of London.
Officers took the time to talk to licensed cab drivers at one of London’s busiest taxi ranks outside Paddington Station. The engagement between officers and taxi drivers forms part of ‘Project Servator’.
According to police sources , Project Servator aims to deter, detect and disrupt a range of criminal activity, including terrorism, while providing a reassuring presence for the public.
Across the nation officers will arrive unannounced at various locations. These patrols could last for different lengths of time and involve varying numbers of officers.
Officers at the scene aim to engage with the public, local businesses and private security staff to let them know what they're doing and remind them to be vigilant, trust their instincts and report any suspicious or unusual behaviour.
Met Police Westminster said via social media: “Project Servator engaging with London’s eyes and ears at a deployment in Paddington station.
“We can't be down every road in London but these drivers are. Like us they are out 24/7, 365 days of the year.”