Mayor Williams told the Enquirer the devices will improve communication between police and Hispanics and reduce the possibility of misinterpretation by either side. NSL’s executive director Lupe Gonzalez Hoyt said the devices should encourage more Hispanics to contact police about crimes committed against them. She added, "Because of the language barrier, some are afraid to report crimes so they just suffer and bear the brunt of a difficult situation." While there’s no official estimate of the number of Hispanics living in Norwood, she said NSL works with about 100 local Hispanic families.
If this isn’t another example of NSL adding value to our community, we don’t know what is. Kudos to Lupe Gonzalez Hoyt and everyone else involved who brought this amazing technology to Norwood!