Oklahoma City Bilingual Officers

Adrien Salzberg filed this request with the Oklahoma City Police Department of Oklahoma City, OK.
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From: Adrien Salzberg


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

- Copies of all forms currently used by the department to evaluate an officer/candidate's ability to speak, read, and write languages other than English.

- Copies of department policy on interacting with deaf and hard of hearing individuals

- Copies of department policy related to American Sign Language, if any

- Copies of forms currently used by the department, if any, to evaluate an officer/candidate's knowledge of American Sign Language

- Documentation, such as spreadsheets, of which officers are currently certified as speaking any second language (e.g. Spanish, Vietnamese,) and/or are enrolled in the department's Bilingual Unit: https://www.okc.gov/departments/police/community-programs/bilingual-unit

- Memoranda, contracts, and department communications related to the establishment of the Bilingual Unit in 2003.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Adrien Salzberg

From: Oklahoma City Police Department

In response to your Open Records Request please be advised of the following:

- Copies of all forms currently used by the department to evaluate an officer/candidate's ability to speak, read, and write languages other than English. -

None

- Copies of department policy on interacting with deaf and hard of hearing individuals

See attachments 2 and 3.

- Copies of department policy related to American Sign Language, if any

See attachments 2 and 3.

- Copies of forms currently used by the department, if any, to evaluate an officer/candidate's knowledge of American Sign Language

None.

- Documentation, such as spreadsheets, of which officers are currently certified as speaking any second language (e.g. Spanish, Vietnamese,) and/or are enrolled in the department's Bilingual Unit: https://www.okc.gov/departments/police/community-programs/bilingual-unit

See attachment 1, redacted pursuant to 51 O.S. ยง 24A.7(D).

- Memoranda, contracts, and department communications related to the establishment of the Bilingual Unit in 2003.

See attachments 2, 3 and 4.
I trust this answers your Open Records Request.

Richard Smith

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