KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: DEAF RIGHTS- WHAT TO DO WHEN DEALING WITH THE POLICE
Being stopped by the police is difficult for everyone. If you are deaf, the experience can be worse.
Resources for Law Enforcement: How to Communicate with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Communication with People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: ADA Guide for Law Enforcement Officers (ADA.gov)
Guidelines that all law enforcement officers are required to review and have a working knowledge of.
Guidelines: Model Policy for Law Enforcement on Communicating with People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (ADA.gov)
Guidelines created by the Department of Justice explaining how law enforcement officers must interact with deaf and hard of hearing individuals, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Police Response to People with Disabilities, Eight-Part Video Series (ADA.gov)
These videos address law enforcement situations involving people with a wide range of disabilities.
First Responder Communication with Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Video guidance of how first responders should communicate with deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Created by the Spokane Fire Department.
Best Practices for...Dealing with the Deaf
Article in Police Magazine that explains to police officers how to work with the deaf and hard of hearing.
Contacting the Hearing Impaired
Article in Police Magazine with five tips for how to communicate with deaf and hard of hearing individuals.