Independent Advisory Groups (IAGs) are a way for our communities to work with us to help improve our service. They advise on policing issues that may cause concern to local people and communities.
IAG members are volunteers drawn from our communities from various backgrounds. They have an interest in policing and its effect on our communities and offer independent advice.
There are 6 locations based Independent Advisory Groups:
There are three further Advisory groups:
IAGs have a vital role in helping us build trust, confidence and better relationships, especially with our diverse communities. This underpins our legitimacy.
Our values guide our approach in all that we do, so what our IAGs do is neatly aligned to our values:
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Who can join – We are keen to expand membership of the IAGs. We would like to hear from people from a variety of different backgrounds, gender, disability, age, race, religion/belief and sexual orientation.
What does it involve – IAG members are expected to represent their communities and be willing and capable of engaging them effectively. The IAGs meet at least 4 times a year but in addition to meetings they may be invited to offer their views on matters that specifically relate to their particular skills or expertise.
One IAG member has explained why she joined, how she has benefited from it and what she has achieved through her role. Read more here.
Potential members should complete their Membership request form and confidentiality agreement. For further information email: LocalPolicingDirectorate@avonandsomerset.police.uk