The Independent Advisory Group aims to work as partners with the police service to increase trust and provide constructive independent advice on the quality of service delivery to all communities.
The role of the Independent Advisory Group is not one of scrutiny, but ensures the policy, procedure and practices of the Derbyshire Constabulary meets the strategic aims of the Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Strategy and provide a safeguard against disadvantaging any section of our communities through the lack of understanding, ignorance and mistaken belief by the service, as set out by Macpherson.
Mick Creedon, Chief Constable of Derbyshire: "The Independent Advisory Group is well established in Derbyshire and provides a valued link between the police and our communities. They ensure that our polices, practices and procedures are delivered in a fair and appropriate way. The IAG assist the force in a variety of ways, from strategic direction to advice on specific operational incidents. I value the relationship the force has with our IAG and I look forward to a continued commitment to work together."
Carl Willis, Chair of the IAG: "The IAG was formed in response to the recommendations of the MacPherson report – and has since evolved to support Derbyshire Constabulary in their ongoing commitment to providing a high-quality policing service to everyone in Derbyshire.
"We have a shared commitment to building trust and confidence amongst communities byworking in partnership to ensure policing policy, procedure and practices safeguard against disadvantaging communities through a lack of understanding, ignorance or mistaken belief. This shared commitment reflects the shared values of the force and the IAG of Integrity, Respect, Performance, Responsibility and Innovation."