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Wiltshire Police urging local people to join advisory group

Wiltshire Police are calling on members of the public to play an active role in shaping and informing policing in their area by joining their local Independent Advisory Group.

Independent Advisory Groups (IAGs) are made up of individuals who volunteer their time, their voice and their opinions as a ‘critical friend’ to the police.

Unlike other, more formal groups that offer advice and guidance to the police such as scrutiny panels, IAGs do not offer expert or specialist advice, but simply come together to share their individual and independent viewpoints.

IAG members constructively advise and challenge Wiltshire Police on policies, procedures and practices, offering advice on areas the Force could improve on to make policing better for all.

The volunteers come from all walks of life. They are not magistrates, politicians or other interested parties, but ordinary members of the public who want to make a contributions for the benefit of others.

If you are thinking about volunteering then why not consider becoming a member of an IAG. This is your chance to contribute to the way Police work with the community you live in. As a member of an IAG, your input will help the police be more effective, to engage better with the public, and respond better to the needs of the community.

For more information about the role and how to apply