The Sign Language Interpreter for Police is a vital and much-needed position. They serve the police in many different ways, including providing information to deaf people about their rights when they contact law enforcement officers. They can also help deaf people who are witnesses or victims of crime by translating what is happening during an interrogation or other official questioning. There are several reasons why they are vital to the work that police do every day.
Sign language interpreters can also act as cultural mediators, providing insight into what is happening during an encounter that may be misinterpreted or misunderstood by hearing individuals. They have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders. They help to prevent miscommunication and misunderstandings between law enforcement and the deaf/hard of hearing community
- Sign Language Interpreters provide a vital link between law enforcement and the deaf/hard of hearing community.