Jason Ablewhite, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will meet deaf people to get their views on policing in a meeting which is the first of its kind.
British Sign Language interpreters will enable Mr Ablewhite to find out the views of the deaf community for himself at the Allia Business Centre in Peterborough on 16th November at 7pm.
In an event organised by the Cambridgeshire Deaf Association, local deaf people will have their say on accessing the police service and give their experiences of accessing justice.
Andy Palmer, Managing Director of Cambridgeshire Deaf Association said:
“For a long time now I’ve been aware of how deaf people don’t get the access to justice or police that most people expect as the norm.
“So we’re delighted Jason is coming along to meet deaf people and take on board their concerns. Policing is such an important issue for local deaf people who no doubt want to help the police improve and give praise too for the things that go well.
“I hope that this meeting will be the first step toward the eventual aim of deaf people being treated completely equally when it comes to any aspect of policing or justice.”
- When – 16th November 2017
- Where – Allia Business Centre, London Road, Peterborough, PE2 8AN
- What time: 7pm start
- Refreshments will be provided