Officer Tsujimoto will discuss how officers are trained to communicate with deaf/HOH and how a person can be safe during a police contact. He will review what tools can be used to assist in communication with law enforcement which may include handheld deaf/HOH cards, prewritten letters, or a prewritten text message on a cell phone.
Ourspeaker will be Sgt. Darin Tsujimoto, from the City of Alameda Police Department. Sgt.Tsujimoto, who had multiple experiences with deaf and hard of hearing people as aparamedic in Southern California and San Francisco, joined the Alameda Police Departmentin 2011. He has had a diverse career while at the APD. He will speak about the training officers receive in communicating with deaf/HOH people as well as means that you can useto communicate with an officer if you are stopped.