CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1994 |
The Police Department now speaks Korean. The city, home to Orange County's largest Korean American community, is employing a translation service to help dispatchers communicate with Korean-speaking emergency callers. With the new service, unveiled Tuesday, dispatchers punch in a phone number to reach translators for Korean and 139 other languages--vastly expanding translation powers that previously included only Spanish, Vietnamese and Cantonese.