Guidance for public service interpreters: Police

Since 2019 the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) has been consulting with the profession on the launch of the new Dynamic Purchasing System for Language Services. In December 2020 the first parts of the new process were released. CIOL has been given permission to share this information publicly and the documents can be found below. 

In an effort to make public sector interpreting as transparent as possible, the documents show what has been published in regards to the new Police Approved Interpreters/Translators (PAIT) scheme, alongside the guidance published by the College of Policing to police officers on the use of interpreters and translators. 

CIOL will continue to update this page as new information is published.

Briefing the interviewee: aide-memoire for interpreter-assisted interviews   Police Authorised Interpreters and Translator service (PAIT) – Q & A   Police Authorised Interpreters and Translators Scheme – An explanation   Working with an interpreter aide-memoire for interpreter -assisted interviews
Code of ethics   Briefing note: Using language services   Police launch new scheme for qualified and vetted interpreters   National Police Language Services Procedural Update