North Yorkshire Independent Advisory Groups are recruiting
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Independent Advisory Groups (IAGs) are a way for our diverse communities to work with us to help improve our service.
An IAG is consists of members of the public meeting in each of our policing areas - York & Selby, Harrogate Area, Craven, Hambleton & Richmondshire and Scarborough & Ryedale.
IAGs consider local issues such as stop and search figures, hate crime statistics, critical incidents or issues raised as relevant and topical to the public that the divisional areas serve.
IAGs aim to:
To maximise the trust and confidence of the diverse North Yorkshire communities through communication, exchanges of views and discussing police issues
To provide a forum for the community to help shape service delivery
To enable us to develop policies and procedures that are both accessible and transparent
To increase our engagement with communities and help expand the potential for community resilience through the Neighbourhood Policing plan
Act as a critical friend to scrutinise policing and policy decisions and debrief incidents and operations
IAG meetings are held at least quarterly. However, in the event of a major incident additional IAG meetings may be held.
Minutes of the IAG meetings will be made available to members.
Personal details including telephone numbers and email addresses are not shared with other IAG members or placed on any database other than that of the IAG. This information is held within GDPR regulations and policies.
All personal details from meetings will be held internally but will not be published in the media or be made available on the force website.
Who are the IAG members?
IAG members are members of the public who have an interest in the community and the policing of it. Membership seeks to be reflective of the protected characteristics stipulated within the Equality Act 2010.
Members are not expected to be a spokesperson for any particular community, but should bring their own personal experiences and perspectives to the IAG.
IAG’s should have members reflecting the diversity of the local community which may include the following areas:
Gender (including transgender)
Isolated communities (including Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities)
Religion or Belief
Who can become an IAG member?
If you work or live within the North Yorkshire Police area you are eligible to apply to become a member of an IAG. We are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who lives in the Craven area.
Previous court convictions or police contact is not a bar to membership.
Who else attends IAG meetings?
Aside from IAG members, the Local Police Area Commander or the Police and Crime Commissioner will attend IAGs. Sometimes guest speakers may also address the meeting. These guest speakers could include police officers and staff who deliver presentations on themes and act as subject matter experts to answer questions raised on the agenda items.