Officers from East Hampshire’s Prevention and Neighbourhoods team are looking for volunteers to sit on their Independent Advisory Group (IAG). The group is designed to hold the police to account regarding policies and practices within daily policing and will include checking stop and search forms and videos for accuracy and accountability. There will also be an opportunity to ‘ride along’ with officers to better understand operational policing. There may also be instances where the IAG members are called to assist with community issues; to give a balanced and objective view of ongoing incidents.
We are particularly interested in hearing from any 16 – 24 year olds who feel they may have an interest in the emergency services or who want to give something back to their local community. Being a member of the IAG is a small commitment; meeting approximately once a month to discuss community matters, audit stop & search forms, and you can help to shape the future of policing in East Hampshire.
We are also interested in speaking to people from across the community to ensure that diverse groups are represented. English does not have to be your first language and anyone who is in a hard to reach group, such as an ethnic minority or transgender groups, are encouraged to apply.
There are some forms to be filled in, as some standard vetting has to be undertaken, but help can be given with these. The meetings will usually be in the daytime (but can be changed) at Petersfield or Alton police stations and help with transport for young people may be available.
If you, or anyone you know, is interested in applying to be on the East Hants IAG then please email East.Hants.Police@hampshire.pnn.police.uk with a heading of : For the Attention Of : Inspector 93 Rooks – IAG Enquiry