About the Association of Police and Court Interpreters

The APCI is a professional association of qualified and experienced interpreters working within the Criminal Justice System which represents members interests to work providers and government.

What do we do?

  • We meet regularly with the Courts Service and the Tribunals Service
  • Our Court Liaison Team advises Crown and Magistrates Courts on the implementation of the Terms and Conditions and negotiates with them on behalf of our members
  • We are involved in regular consultation with the Association of Chief Police Officers, Metropolitan Police Service and Cambridgeshire Constabulary and others regarding the use of interpreters and fees
  • We hold Guest Lectures on subjects of interest

Why should you join?

  • You will benefit from the prestige of belonging to an Association whose members are amongst the most experienced, qualified and highly vetted interpreters available in the CJS
  • In order to assist work providers in finding interpreters we publish our members’ contact details through;
    • Publication of our Membership Directory
    • The Interpreter Search facility here on the website
    • Our call centre, known as APCI Response, which is used by Courts, police and other work providers to contact interpreters.
  • You will have access to news, developments and other colleagues for help and advice
  • You will benefit from assistance in the case of any problem with payment or any other difficulty with the authorities