Helping Tourists - English for Police
Questions tourists ask police
- I'm lost. Can you help me find the Pacific Hotel?
- I'm looking for the American Consulate / Embassy.
- My luggage / suitcase was stolen. What should I do?
- Who can we trust to exchange our money?
- Where is the bad part of town?
- Please help us. Our child is missing.
Questions police ask tourists
- Which hotel are you staying at?
- When did you lose your wallet?
- How much money was in your purse?
- What did the thief look like?
- What was the man wearing?
- Did he have a weapon?
- Where/When did you last see your child?
- How old is your child?
- What was your child wearing?
Comforting a tourist in distress
- Please stay calm. I am going to help you.
- We will do everything we can.
- I'll give you a map of the city.
- Try not to panic.
- I can give you a ride to the hospital.
- The ambulance is on its way.
- Don't worry, everything is going to be okay.
A Spanish police officer helps a British woman to find her missing child...
Woman: Help! Police!
Police: What's wrong?
Woman: My daughter is missing. I can't find her anywhere!
Police: Okay. Calm down. I'm going to help you find her. What's her name?
Woman: Erica. She's only five. She doesn't know how to speak Spanish!
Police: Okay. What does Erica look like?
Woman: She has brown curly hair. She's skinny and small for her age.
Police: Okay. What is she wearing today?
Woman: Blue shorts and a pink T-shirt. She has a hat on too, I think.
Police: How long ago did she go missing?
Woman: I've been looking for her for almost an hour now.
Police: And where did you last see her?
Woman: We were just shopping in the vegetable section. I turned around and she was gone.
Police: Don't worry, everything is going to be okay.
Woman: What should I do?
Police: Stay right at the front of the store in case she comes looking for you. We'll start looking for her now.