Are you willing to challenge the police to help them improve?

Are you from a diverse community and want a say on policing?

Are you passionate about voicing the needs and concerns of your community?

If the answer is yes, your local Independent Advisory Group (IAG) may be the platform for you. Be part of a two-way conversation with your local police to discuss significant incidents, influence policy and procedure and give feedback on other policing matters.

PCs Amber Forrow and Luke Watson talk about how they support and work with their local community in Waltham Abbey.

What is an Independent Advisory Group or IAG?

A group of influential individuals from a diverse range of communities across the district who come together four times a year to provide insight and constructive feedback to Essex Police on a variety of policing issues.
A platform to raise awareness of issues of concern or community tension, as well as provide critical analysis of policing policy and practice.
An advisory group for police to drive improvements in public confidence and service across all communities.

Who are we looking for?

People who feel that their community’s voice is currently underrepresented in dialogue with their local police.
People from diverse communities who may hold one or more protected characteristics, which are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
People in professions, or parts of our society, who don’t have the opportunity to engage with police, for example, young people or members of the rural community.
Well-connected individuals who want to speak on behalf of their community and are unafraid to challenge the police where necessary.
People who want more of an insight into the way their local police can serve them.
Individuals who can commit to regular active discussions alongside other community representatives.

If you’re interested in shaping the way policing is delivered in Essex and ensuring your community has a voice, fill in the form below and email it to us, or find out more from the diversity unit by calling 101, then asking for ext 130072.