Police officer unhappy with ALS
I spoke to a police officer who was complaining about having to book interpreters for court through ALS. His point was that they haven't got a clue about courts and how they work. Apparently ALS kept asking him exactly how long the interpreter would be needed for, the officer replied that he simply didn't know. ALS said they couldn't just book somebody to go to court for an unknown period of time and when the officer suggested that they book the interpreter for the whole day, ALS said they could not. I don't know the language required, it may have been Romanian, but ALS failed to book an interpreter in the end, having offered one for sometime in the afternoon - a suggestion that was rejected by the officer. It's an interesting insight into how they operate.