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Independent Advisory Groups

Divisions and branches within Greater Manchester Police have Independent Advisory Groups (IAGs).

They act as critical friends to Greater Manchester Police in ensuring that all police services, policies, procedures and practices are free from any kind of direct or indirect discrimination, regardless of age, disability, gender re-assignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

They provide an essential input to improving the quality of policing services to all communities. To effectively fight crime and protect the public we need independent advice which improves the accountability of policing through a transparent approach.

Our IAGs are part of a national network of IAGs designed with carefully researched terms of reference and structures, agreed by community groups and supported by the Police and the Home Office.

They: -

  • Monitor, analyse and review Greater Manchester Police policies and procedures;
  • Provide advice and support to Greater Manchester Police on both operational and strategic matters;
  • Make recommendations and participate through the Greater Manchester Police structure to promote trust, confidence, respect, and partnership between Greater Manchester Police and the communities it serves;
  • Works closely but critically and independently with Greater Manchester Police to improve the quality and effectiveness of Greater Manchester Police Service and community safety and cohesion.

Membership of the IAGs is reviewed annually and IAGs meet at regular agreed periods.

Each Local IAG consists of:

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair/s
  • Up to 15 members who are actively involved in their communities

For more information on your local IAG and for enquiries to apply to join your local IAG please contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team.

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