Bedfordshire Independent Advisory Group (IAG)
Bedford and Luton IAGs were formed in 2001 and Central IAG in
2010, to act as a critical friend to Bedfordshire 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, sex, racial or
ethnic origin, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. They
provide an essential input in terms of 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. The IAGs provide this.
What does the IAG do?
Our IAG is 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
- Monitors, analyses and reviews Bedfordshire Police policies and
- Provides advice and support to Bedfordshire Police on both
operational and strategic matters
- Makes recommendations and participates through the Bedfordshire
Police structure to promote trust, confidence, respect, and
partnership between Bedfordshire Police and the communities it
- Works closely but critically and independently with
Bedfordshire Police to improve the quality and effectiveness of
Bedfordshire Police Service and community safety and cohesion.
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