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The Independent Advisory Group (IAG) are voluntary groups made up of trusted members of the public who are independent to the police. The group will meet every two to three months and review and challenge policing practices in a constructive way.

The IAG continues to provide valuable support to Surrey Police, reviewing how we handle major investigations, as well as incidents and issues which impact local communities. IAG members are also invited to join our Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel and Ethics Committee.

The advice and support from the IAG following a critical incident is very important, as we can not only reassure the community but also gain a richer picture. By engaging with and involving our IAG at the earliest opportunity, we have prevented increased community tensions by demonstrating an open and transparent dialogue with our communities.

Objectives

The aim of each group is:

  • To provide advice and constructive criticism to the force, whilst remaining sensitive to the needs of the whole community.
  • To provide independent advice to Surrey Police, to help recognise diverse needs of the communities served and to deliver a fair and impartial service that secures greater trust and confidence.

What have IAGs achieved?

IAGs have been integral in providing advice and guidance to the police in many areas, including:

  • Critical and major incidents
  • Use of firearms and Tasers
  • Stop and search
  • Community relations and engagement
  • Diversity and Inclusion issues
  • Disability access
  • Community activities

Join us

You can apply to be part of the Surrey Police IAG and your valuable input will help to shape and impact local policing. To be eligible you must live or work in Surrey and not be connected to the police service in any way. All members are vetted to NPPV2 (abbreviated).

To find out more, please email the Inclusion Team.