DETECTIVES from the force’s Economic Crime Unit (ECU) have teamed up with official Olympic payment service provider, Visa, to produce a language card for law enforcement.
The card, available for download, lists five questions central to initial police inquiries and is designed to assist officers’ deployed to Olympic venues should they have to deal with victims of crime.
Eleven languages, including Chinese, Romanian and Spanish, were translated from English by Visa staff who also designed the card for the force free of charge.
Detective Inspector Neil Postins, from the ECU, said: “As professional investigators of economic crime we have a strong working relationship with Visa.
“We have built on this by securing their support to produce this card which will help our officers who are deployed to police Olympic venues and have to deal with non-English speaking victims of crime.
“The five phrases, which include a request for identification, will go a long way to help with initial inquiries and will boost the victim’s confidence in British policing.”
Although produced with the London 2012 games in mind, the card can also be used in day-to-day situations until the services of an interpreter can be secured.