Police Link Officers for Deaf people (PLOD)

How to contact us if you are Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing, deafblind or use sign language to communicate

Video Relay Service (VRS) by registering for the service and then downloading the app.

This is FREE.

Register www.i-now.uk

Send a text to our SMS **07624 818 901**

Voice call 101

In an emergency

In an emergency you can contact us by:


Sending a text to 999 - Remember: you must register first by sending the word ‘REGISTER’ to 999 and following the instructions

Voice call

Voice call 999

Difference between emergency and non-emergency

Face-to-face video - InterpreterNow

Deaf people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can use the InterpreterNow service to call the 101 non emergency line in British Sign Language from 8am until midnight, 7 days a week.


Follow the step-by-step guide on how to contact us using InterpreterNow.

Mobile phone app

Download the InterpreterNow app from the following app stores:


Using mobile text service

Email us: PLOD@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk

Talk to us on Facebook - leicspolicePLOD

Join us on Twitter - @leicsPLOD

What is PLOD?

We have a group of police officers and police staff, from across the force, who have received training in deaf awareness and are skilled in the use of British Sign Language at different levels.

Police Link Officers for Deaf People use their skills in providing a service for any non-emergency situation when communication support is required as a point of contact. This may include:

Whilst they hold qualifications in British Sign Language, they do not provide any interpreting for cases involving evidential procedures such as taking a statement or interviewing. The services of an independent qualified interpreter would be used in these cases wherever possible.

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