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?.



Sergeant Sarah Pashley - [email protected]

PCSO Gabrielle Townson - [email protected]



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]

SC Jack Mallinson - [email protected]



PC Mikaela Reid - [email protected]



Amanda Booth (Human Resources) - [email protected]

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

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

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


Social Media

West Yorkshire Police have dedicated social media sites for Deaf engagement activity:

Facebook - West Yorkshire Police - Deaf

Twitter - @WYP_Deaf