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UK Police resources

The documents below set out the 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. 

Qualifications, experience and vetting required to be classified within the Police PAIT Scheme. 

Other useful Police guidance 
 

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