Mayor Brown to announce new Language Access Plan for BPD

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Monday morning, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown will announce a new plan being adopted by the Buffalo Police Department to help break language barriers in the city.

The Language Access Plan is a resource meant to assist in communication between police and residents with limited English-speaking skills.

Brown says it is part of his plan to “strengthen the city’s economy and improve the quality of life for all city residents.”

Brown will be joined by Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda, Common Council President Darius Pridgen, Council Majority Leader David Rivera as well as members of the city’s immigrant community at 11:30 a.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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