The Columbia Police Department has a new communication device to assist with communication between officers and the hearing impaired.
The UbiDuo2 is a communication device that is used for peer-to-peer network with a split-screen display used to facilitate direct, face-to-face text communication between deaf, hard of hearing, and/or hearing individuals. The device was purchased by the Columbia Police Foundation last week and provided to the department for use yesterday.
The device records the conversations between the officer and citizen and allows the officer to print the conversation and attach it to a police report.
"The Columbia Police Department is committed to working with all citizens in the City of Columbia. This device will prove invaluable at efficiently and effectively providing the best service possible," says Assistant Chief John Gordon.
CPD would like to thank the Columbia Police Foundation for purchasing and providing the device to the department. The Columbia Police Foundation was established in 2002 to strengthen the effectiveness of the Columbia Police Department and to provide the department with additional tools to maintain the highest quality of police service possible. To learn more about the foundation, you can visit www.comopolicefoundation.org.