When public safety and the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act come into conflict, public safety prevails. But that doesn’t mean the ADA should be tossed aside.
In fact, compliance with the ADA gives us a more effective police force.
Which would you rather have when you needed protection: police officers with hearing loss who won’t report it because they’ll lose their job if they do? Or police officers who have passed the stringent official hearing tests wearing their hearing aids.
Read more here to find out how giving police officers with disabilities their rights benefits us all.