Spanish Interpreters Sought To Help Wake Investigators Bridge Language Gap
Posted May 11, 2004 8:48 a.m. EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. — The Wake County Sheriff's Office is asking Spanish-speaking volunteers to help bridge a growing language gap.
Sheriff Donnie Harrison says the Hispanic boom has produced a language barrier that his officers encounter several times a week.
The sheriff's office is putting out the call for help, distributing flyers in Hispanic communities asking for volunteer interpreters to be on call whenever a deputy hits a language road block.
So far, the sheriff's office has five potential interpreters. They are going through extensive background checks to make sure they are trustworthy.
To volunteer, call (919) 856-6941.