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Department Hires First Deaf Female Officer in Texas

March 28, 2018
When Chief David Conner hired 25-year-old Erica Trevino, she became the first female deaf commissioned police officer hired to work at the Dalhart (TX) Police Department and is believed to be the first in the state of Texas. More Here.

Deaf Driver Had Prior Record, Led NC Trooper on High-Speed Chase Before Fatal OIS

August 31, 2016
The trooper's running account of the daylight pursuit challenges the belief by Harris’ family that the 29-year-old deaf man may not have heard or understood the trooper’s commands.

NC Trooper's Fatal Shooting of Deaf Driver Under Investigation

August 24, 2016
The North Carolina Highway Patrol is urging people to not jump to conclusions as agents investigate how a deaf driver with a history of minor offenses was shot and killed last week after leading a trooper on a 10-mile chase near Charlotte.

Calif. Officers Accused of Beating Deaf Man

February 18, 2014
A newly filed lawsuit alleges officers from the Hawthorne (Calif.) Police Department beat a deaf man and shocked him with a Taser as he tried to sign that he couldn't hear.

Dealing with the Deaf

September 20, 2013

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it very clear that hearing impaired people are entitled to the same level of service from law enforcement officers as anyone else. So it's your job to accommodate people with hearing loss.

Contacting the Hearing Impaired

September 20, 2013
As a patrol officer, you must provide the same level of service to deaf subjects that you would to others. Stay on track with our five-step guide.

2 Colo. Agencies Settle Deaf-Subject Complaints with DOJ

March 21, 2013
The Arapahoe (Colo.) County Sheriff's Office and Englewood Police Department agreed to better accommodate deaf subjects to settle legal action brought by the Department of Justice.

Breaking the Silence with Deaf Citizens

April 1, 1996

You've made a traffic stop and the suspect does not respond to your verbal commands. He moves his index finger from his ear to his mouth. Then he begins to reach for the glove compartment. Many veteran patrol officers say they've had to forcefully arrest or almost tire their weapon under similar circumstances-only to discover the subject they thought was being aggressive or uncooperative was deaf or hearing impaired.

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