DERBYSHIRE CONSTABULARY is the only force in the country to hold the ‘Louder than Words’ charter and have just passed an assessment to keep it for another year.
The Constabulary were successful in achieving the Charter in 2010. It is an award achieved through Action on Hearing Loss for work with the deaf and hard of hearing community and employees.
An annual self assessment has just been completed and submitted. The work included, embedding deaf awareness training for officers and staff, providing resources in enquiry offices, increasing communication/contact systems, signage and resources and holding face to face and on line surgeries for the deaf and hard of hearing community.