Medford Police offers deaf or hard of hearing cards to display

(KTVL/ Kimberly Kolliner)

Medford Police officers are looking to be proactive when it comes to their interactions with deaf or hard of hearing drivers.

Starting Tuesday, anyone with a hearing limitation can stop by the Medford Police Department to pick up two wallet cards and a visor card to display on their vehicle.

Deputy Chief Brett Johnson says it'll help prevent any misjudgment of a situation.

"There's been some cases nationally that have ended tragically where there's a lack of communication that turns into an officer safety issue and the officer thinks the person is complying and I think these cards will go a long way," said Deputy Chief Johnson.

The cards were provided by the Oregon Association of the Deaf and the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

Right now MPD has between 15 to 20 of these cards, but of they run out they will be reordering to have them on hand when needed.

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