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St. Cloud, Minn., PD uses device to interpret for officers

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The St. Cloud Police Department has some new technology to help officers better communicate with citizens who don't speak English.

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The unit is called ELSA. It's a hands-free device that operates like a cellphone and can be clipped to an officer's shirt.

It provides on-demand, immediate interpretation of 180 different languages.

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