A new British Sign Language video interpreting service which allows the deaf community to report crimes to the RGP was used for the first time at New Mole House last week.
The service helped two hearing-impaired people to complete a report by using a video link to speak to a UK based sign language interpreter.
The interpreter then translated what they were saying to the police officer.
It’s hoped the new service will make it easier for hearing-impaired people to report crimes to the RGP.
Detective Constable Paul Gache, who is one of several RGP officers who can use British Sign Language, said: “It’s a landmark occasion for the RGP, as our police officers can now effectively communicate with members of the deaf community by the use of a British Sign Language interpreter.”
Crimes can also be reported online at www.police.gi/report-online