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The Association of Police and Court Interpreters

Founded in 1974, APCI is a professional association of independent, freelance interpreters working within the Criminal Justice System.
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Latest events

Translating and Interpreting in Criminal Proceedings (TIPp)

Translating and Interpreting in Criminal Proceedings (TIPp)

APCI Event
29 July 2020, 17:00

A presentation by Francisco Vigier of the Pablo de Olavide University in Seville on the quality of outsourced translation and interpreting services in the Spanish justice sector.

International Investigative Interviewing

International Investigative Interviewing

APCI Event
26 August 2020, 17:00

Investigative interviewing is a critical element of an investigation, involving interviewing those suspected of committing crime, witnesses, and victims. Ian Grant is a Core Policing Trainer with Northamptonshire Police with 13 ...

Structuring Police Interviews

Structuring Police Interviews

APCI Event
16 November 2020, 17:00

Kim Bowen is a Crime Trainer and Accredited National Interview Advisor with Cambridgeshire Constabulary. In this presentation she will examine the most current practice that relates ...

Interpreting and interviewing strategies in police contexts: Problems and solutions

Interpreting and interviewing strategies in police contexts: Problems and solutions

APCI Event
25 November 2020, 17:00

Luna Filipović is Professor of Language and Cognition at the University of East Anglia. Her specialisation is in experimental psycholinguistics, bilingualism, and semantic and syntactic processing of typologically different languages. ...

Language and communication in the police interview: Spoken interaction as evidence

Language and communication in the police interview: Spoken interaction as evidence

APCI Event
19 January 2021, 17:00

Dr Kate Haworth is Director of the Centre for Research on Spoken Interaction in Legal Contexts at Aston University. In this talk she will cover some of the key aspects ...

Homicide Investigations: Working with Interpreters

Homicide Investigations: Working with Interpreters

APCI Event
22 February 2021, 17:00

In the next in our acclaimed series of webinars, we will be welcoming Acting Detective Sergeant Jugdeep Atwal from the Metropolitan Police Service based within Specialist Investigations dealing with homicide ...

Crime Scene Investigation

Crime Scene Investigation

APCI Event
12 April 2021, 17:00

On Monday 12 April members will have the opportunity to hear about the forensic techniques used for evidence gathering, from a former Scene of Crime Officer who acted as advisor to ...

Interpreting for Victim-Survivors of Domestic Violence

Interpreting for Victim-Survivors of Domestic Violence

APCI Event
06 May 2021, 17:00

In this presentation, Rebecca Tipton of the University of Manchester will report on recent research that examines interpreting for victim-survivors of domestic violence and abuse in police interviews and in ...

National Crime Agency and Interpreters – A Case Study

National Crime Agency and Interpreters – A Case Study

APCI Event
14 June 2021, 17:00

Rowena Chopping, NCA Investigator, Specialist Witness Interviewer and Witness Care Officer has been involved with investigating Serious & Organised Crime for 21 years starting her career at HM Customs ...

Interpreter-mediated questioning of minors: challenges for stakeholders and ‘participation’ of minors

Interpreter-mediated questioning of minors: challenges for stakeholders and ‘participation’ of minors

APCI Event
28 June 2021, 17:00

The questioning of a person requires a proper investigation by the police, even more so if the interviewee speaks a foreign language and is a minor. What are the challenges ...

In Conversation with... Mike Orlov

In Conversation with... Mike Orlov

APCI Event
21 July 2021, 17:00

Two turbulent years have now passed since Mike Orlov took up his post as Executive Director and Registrar of the National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI). In an informal ...

Investigative Interviewing

Investigative Interviewing

APCI Event
21 September 2021, 17:00

The main focus of Professor Milne’s work over the past twenty years has been the examination of police interviewing and investigation. She has worked closely with the police (and ...

What are people saying about us?

APCI interpreters are very reliable. Should the firm require an interpreter of any given language they are quick to respond and communicate effectively ensuring that someone can attend. They remain professional with the client always arriving in advance of the conference and are willing to stay longer than necessary in order to meet the client’s needs.
Emma Bracewell - Trainee Solicitor Carson Kaye Solicitors