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. Their main roles are to:

 

  • Help West Yorkshire Police with their work as part of the British Deaf Association BSL Charter
     
  • Provide a contact for local communities, promote messages and find out what people think
     
  • Raise awareness of the Deaf community to other people who work for West Yorkshire Police

 

Who are the Deaf Community Champions?

Update - December 2023

Our Deaf Community Champions contacts list is in the process of being updated. In the mean time, if you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired and need to contact West Yorkshire Police, please get in touch with us via the contact methods listed here.

 

Page last reviewed December 2023.