Police seek volunteer interpreters

2018-03-22 06:00

The South African Police Service in Uitenhage is seeking multilingual volunteers to assist them to communicate effectively with community members who may not be fluent in English.

According to Colonel André Swart, it has been noted that there appears to be a communication barrier when foreigners are complainants or suspects in cases. The volunteer interpreters need to speak English as well as foreign languages like for example Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, Dari or Hindi.

“We appeal to anyone with an additional language skill to assist the police by volunteering as an interpreter. No remuneration will be given for this service,” said Colonel Swart.

  • Enquiries: Colonel Andre Swart on 041 996 3402 during office hours.

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