Derbyshire Police appeal for members to join the force's Independent Advisory Group to improve policing
Derbyshire Police are appealing for members of the public to join the force’s Independent Advisory Group (IAG) to influence changes to policing across the county.
The role is voluntary and the force are welcoming a diverse range of applications from all different communities and cultures within Derbyshire.
As a member, residents would provide feedback on policing and the wider service delivery – with the aim to improve the quality of policing by being the critical link between the community and the police.
Applicants do need specialist qualifications but those which have a keen interest in their local area are preferred to help work with the force to keep communities safer and more effectively policed.
Members would advise Derbyshire Police on police operations, influence strategies that are designed to target and prevent crime along with sharing their experience and expertise to help build trust with diverse communities.
Anyone who would like to join the county’s IAG would need to be available to volunteer a few hours every couple of months to share their opinions and advice on policing matters.
Members would need to be over 18-years-old, either live or work in Derbyshire, commit to regular attendance and due to the unpredictable nature of policing, be called upon if specific issues arise.
Meetings and panels will take place virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic and post pandemic, meetings will be held at the Force’s HQ in Ripley on a Tuesday evening bi-monthly.