Consultation on guidance for Police working with Interpreters
“Working together to obtain the best evidence” was the subject of the First UK National Joint Training for Police Officers and Police Interpreters held at Cambridgeshire Constabulary Headquarters on Friday, September 11th, 2015.
The day was attended by practising interpreters, police officers who work with interpreters, and academics specialising in relevant areas of linguistics. One of the issues that came out of the day was a need for greater understanding between interpreters and police officers of each other's needs to work most effectively together. As a result, a 'Language Services Working Group' comprising Cambs Police, the APCI, NRPSI, NRCPD, Manchester University and the College of Policing has been formed to take forward the lessons of the day.
The first priority for the Group is to produce guidelines for the use of interpreters, which would then be published by the College of Policing as guidance for police forces throughout the UK. This is your opportunity to have an input on the textbook for police in using interpreters.
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