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The Kingman Police Department is partnering with the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Post Date:05/09/2019 4:20 PM

KPD to take part in training to help with dealing with those who are deaf and hard of hearing

With more than 1.1 million people with hearing loss in Arizona, the Kingman Police Department is partnering with the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (https://www.acdhh.org/) (ACDHH) to navigate the communication barriers between the deaf and hard of hearing individuals. ACDHH offers free trainings to public safety personnel across the state of Arizona to provide communication access, community empowerment and education.

Kingman Police Department will be participating one of these such trainings on Thursday, May 30, which will introduce officers to the unique culture and communication approaches of the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind citizens.

We would like to invite you to attend the training being held at the Kingman Police Department from 9 – 11 a.m., where media can get photos and video of the training firsthand with the Kingman police officers and ACDHH staff. We can also conduct interviews to discuss the importance of communication in public safety practices. Police officers and ACDHH staff are available for interview.

Other area law enforcement agencies and first responder services have also been invited to attend.

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