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Geographical Area Independent Advisory Groups (IAGs)

These IAGs are geographically based within Avon and Somerset’s force area and represent their respective communities, allowing area-specific insight, challenge and community engagement.

If you are interested in joining one of these IAGs, read how to become a member.

South Gloucestershire IAG

Meeting records

Agenda items (2022 Q4)
  • Police and Crime Commissioner update
  • Hate crime and stop and search data
  • Anti-racist organisation video
  • Threats to the Hindu community – Leicester / Birmingham
Agenda items (2022 Q3)
  • Police lead update
  • Hate crime data
  • Stop and search data
  • Hate crime incident recording
Agenda items (2022 Q2)
  • Police lead update
  • Hate crime data
  • Stop and search data
  • Neighbourhood safety, arson attacks, anti-social behaviour
  • Hate crime incident recording
Agenda items (2022 Q1)
  • OPCC Scrutiny Panel overview
  • Police lead update
  • Hate crime data
  • Stop and search data
  • Hate crime incident recording
  • Op Nautical

Bath and North East Somerset IAG

Meeting records

Agenda items (2023 Q1)
  • Communications with the public
  • Recruiting new members
  • Domestic burglary attendance
  • Crime statistics
Agenda items (2022 Q4)
  • Review of Radstock incident
  • Review of Sainsbury’s altercation
  • Review of Lansdown Crescent incident
  • Recruiting new members
  • E-Scooters
  • Crime statistics
Agenda items (2022 Q3)
  • Recruiting new members
  • Insight day on domestic abuse debrief
  • Bath police station
  • E-Scooters
  • Crime statistics
Agenda items (2022 Q2)
  • New Chief Inspector introduction
  • Bath police station
  • E-Scooters
  • Crime statistics
Agenda items (2022 Q1)
  • Guest speaker: public submissions of dash camera footage to police process
  • Crime statistics
  • Strategic IAG changes and IAG relationship
  • Chair appointment

Bristol IAG

Meeting records

Agenda items (2022 Q4)
  • Police Bristol commander update
  • Race Action Plan update
  • Stop and Search overview
  • Members topics
Agenda items (2022 Q3)
  • Police update from Superintendent Mark Runacres
  • Race action plan
  • Open session for member’s topics
Agenda items (2022 Q2)
  • Police update from Superintendent Mark Runacres
  • Police updates from Bristol’s Chief Inspectors
  • PCC scrutiny panel overview
  • Open session for member’s topics
Agenda items (2022 Q1)
  • Police update from Superintendent Mark Runacres
  • Police updates from Bristol’s Chief Inspectors
  • Outreach Team update
  • Open session for member’s topics

North Somerset IAG

Meeting records

Agenda items (2022 Q4)
  • Training update
  • Strategic IAG feedback
  • Hate crime in North Somerset’s communities
  • Local policing priorities scorecard
Agenda items (2022 Q3)
  • Use of Force and Stop, and search data
  • Hate crime in central Weston
  • Local policing priorities scorecard
  • LGBT+ awareness raising
Agenda items (2022 Q2)
  • Hate crime, use of force, stop and search
  • Strategic IAG feedback
  • Local policing priorities scorecard
  • LGBTQ+ awareness raising
Agenda items (2022 Q1)
  • Rural update
  • Use of force, stop and search, RENS update
  • Local policing priorities scorecard
  • County Lines

Somerset East IAG

Covering the local authority areas of South Somerset and Mendip.

Meeting records

Agenda items (2022 Q3)
  • Future of IAG
  • Engagement opportunities
Agenda items (2022 Q2)
  • Hate crime input

Somerset West IAG

Covering the local authority areas of Sedgemoor, Taunton Deane and Somerset West.

Meeting records

Agenda items (2022 Q4)
  • Review of members documentation and ID
  • Presentation from guest
  • Review of Independent Advisory Group leaflet and terms of reference
  • Themes moving forward
  • Domestic abuse
  • Giving ethnic minorities a voice
  • Police and members’ updates
Agenda items (2022 Q3)
  • Report from Strategic IAG
  • Youth IAG update
  • Future strategy planning
Agenda items (2022 Q2)
  • Youth IAG update
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