Recently we launched a British Sign Language (BSL) film to highlight the difference between emergency and non-emergency SMS numbers for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing.
The film shows different scenarios and gives advice on what is considered an emergency and what is not, and how Deaf people or those hard of hearing can contact the police using SMS texts across our region.
This video is a snippet from that film, and focuses on what action a Deaf or hard of hearing person can take if, for example, their home has been burgled while they were out or if they witness anything strange whilst in the house, and what they should do.
To see the full video - and to watch other useful videos if you're Deaf or hard of hearing - visit our website: http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/Conta...
We also have a PLOD Facebook page. The Police Link Officers for the Deaf (PLOD) scheme consists of police officers and police staff who have received training in deaf awareness and are skilled in the use of British Sign Language (BSL) at different levels.
PLOD use their skills in providing a service for any non-emergency situation where communication support is required as a point of contact. Find them on Facebook via: www.facebook.com/DerbyshireConstabularyPLOD