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PLOD scheme launches in Nottinghamshire

police carNottinghamshire Police has become the latest force in the country to launch a Police Link Officer for Deaf people (PLOD) scheme.

It is designed to promote and improve equal access to Nottinghamshire Police services for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

The police force has seven ‘PLOD officers’ – four police officers and three PCSO’s.  They provide support, information and advice to Deaf communities and promote the understanding of issues affecting Deaf people among the Force’s officers and staff.

Inspector Annie Yates who heads up the project said: “This is a really important opportunity for Nottinghamshire Police. The PLOD officers will work within the Deaf communities across the whole county, providing support, advice and information on policing; the officers will attend regular beat surgeries and local Deaf community events.”

For more information about the PLOD scheme in Nottinghamshire, please visit