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Translation services

Cambridgeshire has various communities and our translation provider helps us communicate with all members of the public, regardless of cultural background, nationality or language.  

The Big Word provides our translation and interpreter services, as well as to 15 other police forces in the UK.

Website translation

This website can be translated to almost any language by clicking the website settings icon, which loads a toolbar across the top of your screen. By selecting the flags button on the toolbar, you can choose which language you want to view this website in. 

The Big Word

The Big provides us with services 24/7. They help us communicate in different languages to ensure we meet everyone's needs and to carry out investigations fairly.

If you contact us for any reason and need an interpreter, we will arrange for immediate telephone translation to help you from start to finish.

Face-to-face interpreters can also be arranged when necessary, such as during a custody interview.

All interpreters are qualified, security vetted and have signed a professional code of conduct. 

Languages and dialects

Some languages have different dialects. We will make sure the interpreter and individual understand each other before any meeting begins. 

Officers will also ensure the interpreter is briefed on the circumstances. This is so that the interpreter understands the individual’s needs and type of discussion that will be had.

Interpretation at court

If you need an interpreter to attend court with you, this will be arranged by the courts rather than our officers.

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