Deaf Community Champions

West Yorkshire's Police work with hearing-impaired members of the community is helped by officers and staff who are Deaf Community Champions from different Districts and Departments.

Also known as Police Link Officers, Deaf Community Champions are a mixture of police officers, PCSOs and police staff. Many already have experience in engaging with members of the Deaf community as part of their day-to-day work, with some being literate in British Sign Language. They are similar to the PLOD (Police Link Officers for the Deaf) which some other police forces have and are responsible for various activities.

  • Helping West Yorkshire Police with their work as part of the British Deaf Association BSL Charter
  • Providing a contact for community, promote messages and find out what people think
  • Raising awareness of the Deaf community within organization


Who are the Deaf Community Champions?

The number of Community Champions will be added to gradually. West Yorkshire Police's Force contact is Simon Phillips. Simon can be contacted at [email protected] or on 07841 899917






PC Tracy Beckwith - [email protected]



PC Glynn Bailey - [email protected]

PC Jack Hodges - [email protected]

PC Lucy Ramsden - [email protected]

Lisa Spence - [email protected]

PC Rachel Storey - [email protected]

Christopher Nalson - [email protected]



PC Mikaela Reid - [email protected]





Amanda Booth (Human Resources) - [email protected]

Anthony Gill (Protective Services Crime) - [email protected]

Chloe Lockey  (Protective Services Crime) - [email protected]

Natalie Seed (Protective Services Crime) - [email protected]

Tracy Gough (Professional Standards Department) - [email protected]