Day: September 6, 2017

Police Training for Dealing with Hearing-Impaired Citizens

Your police training will include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Persons who are deaf or hearing impaired have important rights. You need to know your agency’s policies, and you should be familiar with resources, such as interpreters, for dealing with deaf persons. You should also know some common-sense guidelines for interviewing deaf persons, whether they’re lip-reading, wearing a hearing aid, or talking to you through an interpreter.