MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County Executive Laura Curran joined Legislator Josh Lafazan, members of the Nassau County Police Department and the Mill Neck Manor House to sign important legislation which will greatly assist Nassau County Police Officers when communicating with individuals with hearing impairments.
“The safety and well-being of every resident in Nassau County will always remain our top priority,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.
In July 2018, Legislator Lafazan introduced legislation, which would direct the Nassau County Police Department to produce information cards for motorists who are hearing impaired. The information cards assist in situations when an officer is not proficient in the use of American Sign Language.
The information cards can be used quickly during an emergency and can be easily stored on a car visor. The cards will be distributed to every NYS Department of Motor Vehicle location within Nassau County as well as every police precinct, policing center, and community center.
The visor card will include the following information: