The interpreter will telephone Leicestershire Police and then relay your conversation with the Police. The Police contact-handler will ask you questions to understand why you need the Police. The questions will include asking for your name, your address, where you are now, and the location of the crime or incident you are reporting.
If it is necessary, the Police contact-handler will book you an appointment for a Police Link Officer for Deaf people (PLOD) to come to you. The appointment will be at a time suitable for you. PLOD are Police officers who are trained in some British Sign Language (BSL) and Deaf Awareness. PLOD are not qualified interpreters but they will help you whilst waiting for an interpreter, if one is needed.
Sometimes the Police contact-handler will arrange for a Police officer to attend straight away.