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Cobb police holding class for people who are deaf, hard of hearing

You think you might know what to do when an officer pulls you over, but how about if you’re deaf? Do people who are hard of hearing call 911?

The Cobb County police department is hosting a class for people who are deaf or hard of hearing on Dec. 7, and registration is open now.

The department released a closed-caption video on Facebook this week showing an officer, who himself is learning sign language, inviting folks to the event. 


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“Topics discussed will include how to text to 911 for emergencies, traffic stops and investigations,” the post said.

For more information, email the officer: 

Raymond.Granell-Reyes@cobbcounty.org.

The National Association for the Deaf, the ACLU and AARP all have resources for hearing-impaired people on interacting with the police.


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