What are they?
Independent Advisory Groups (IAGs) are groups of community representatives who regularly meet with police or police authorities to form a two way dialogue and provide an opportunity to give feedback, advice and input a community perspective on a range of local policing issues. These issues could range from discussing crime and disorder concerns, discussing specific incidents and community impact, to discussing local policing policies.
Who can become a member?
Anyone; although generally you have to live or work within the local policing area in which you would like to apply to become an IAG member. Also, the police actively recruit as wide a range of people as possible from all backgrounds. It is this mix and range of men and women of all ages, ethnicities, sexualities, disabilities etc which make the advice given to the police by IAGs so invaluable.
For more information or to learn how to become a local IAG member, please speak to your local police authority who can advise on the IAGs active in your policing area.
For frequently asked questions about IAGs have a look at the following document