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Tuscaloosa police officers receive training to better communicate with hearing impaired

Monday, September 19, 2016  

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Police officers in Tuscaloosa received training today to better communicate with the hearing impaired. More than a dozen local officers from different departments attended the workshop at the University of Alabama.

24 local police officers attended the training session. Officers say they hope this workshop will help them on the street if and when they come across someone who is deaf or hard of hearing.

Officers learned valuable information on how to better communicate with the hearing impaired. One skill they learned was how to sign, “Do you need an interpreter?”

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