Every year, police forces around the country spend millions of pounds on translators who provide an essential service to officers.
Whether it be in custody or out on the streets, police officers would find their job much harder were it not for the legions of ‘on-call’ translators who can charge anything up to £120-per-hour for their services.
But new technology now means that over 42 different languages can be instantaneously interpreted using a device that is smaller than a mobile phone.
Police officers use translators in a variety of different scenarios, including in custody but also when responding to emergency calls.
But at times when translators are in short supply, or during times of high demand, officers can be left waiting hours for an interpreter to arrive at a police station.
“portable voice translator that recognises and translates between 42+ languages.
“It’s like having a personal interpreter at all times!”
But do you think that these devices could replace human interpreters? Let us know what you think in the comments below
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