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First Ever NYPD American Sign Language Initiative

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a group stands together for a photo with NYPD backdrop behind. They are all holding up the ASL sign for I love yo
Adjunct Jessica Wohlstetter (far right) with NYPD members taking part in the first ever "NYPD American Sign Language Initiative."

On February 29, 2024, the NYPD’s Office of Equity and Inclusion launched their first ever “NYPD American Sign Language Initiative” cohort to train signing members of the NYPD to become certified American Sign Language Interpreters.

Adjunct ASL professor Jessica Wohlstetter is the instructor for this amazing program. Over the next 8 weeks, this cohort will immerse themselves into the world of ASL interpreting as they work towards obtaining certification.

See more from NYPD Equity and Inclusion here.