Ontario sheriff to improve language services

CANANDAIGUA — The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office has entered into an agreement with the state attorney general to improve its language services for the county’s residents who don’t speak English.

The agreement improves the process for providing and obtaining translation services, according to a press release from the attorney general’s office. About 2,200 people in the county, which has a growing Hispanic population, are not proficient in reading or speaking English.

The sheriff’s office will adopt a written language-access policy, train officers on the new policy, increase recruitment of bilingual officers, and translate such documents as incident reports and Miranda warnings.

For more information, call 212-416-8250 or e-mail Civil.Rights@ag.ny.gov.

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