Independent Advisory Group

What is an IAG?

Independent Advisory Groups (IAGs) are a way for our diverse communities to work with us to help improve our service delivery on matters that are important to you and us.

IAG membership are members of the public who want to help shape and consult on matters which are important to them. Each Local Authority area within our regions has an IAG which are held monthly or bi monthly dependant on area.  The force has a quarterly Force IAG.

IAGs consider local issues such as:

  • PREVENT – the government’s counter terrorism strategy
  • Hate Crime figures and building confidence in reporting
  • Our new custody build on the South Bank
  • How we introduce and use spit guards to protect our officers and staff
  • Body Worn videos
  • Our Neighbourhood Policing Strategy

IAG role and objectives

IAGs support force priorities and facilitate an improved ability to provide independent advice to critical or major incidents.

IAGs help us build insight into the needs, wants and assets of the groups who are under-represented in our normal decision-making processes.

IAGs enable us to create a genuine partnership with our communities and act as a ‘critical friend’ to the force

Advice provided by IAGs help to develop and improve plans and policies which shape the way the community is served with the intent of improving the quality of policing services, building trust and confidence and providing reassurance to the community.

IAG membership change and evolve to reflect emerging topics.

Who are the IAG members?

Membership seeks to be reflective of the protective characteristics held within the Equality Act 2010.  These are:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

Members are not expected to be a spokesperson for any particular community but should bring their own personal experiences and perspectives to the IAG.

Who can become an IAG member?

If you work or live within the Humberside Police area you are eligible to apply to become a member of an IAG.  IAGs should have members reflecting the diversity of the local community.

Previous court convictions or police contact is not a bar to membership, however, all members are vetted to a basic screening level.

Who else attends IAG meetings?

The Assistant Chief Constable for Local Policing attends the Force IAG.

The Local Police Area Commander or a Deputy attend the Local IAG’s.

Police officers and staff attend the IAGs to deliver presentations on themes and act as subject matter experts to answer questions raised on the agenda items.

Apply to join an IAG

For more information about becoming an IAG member please email and one of the Community Cohesion team will get back in touch with you. 

Forthcoming IAG meetings

Force IAG


Youth IAG

Wednesday 15 June 2022

Wednesday 14 Sept 2022

Wednesday 14 Dec 2022

North East Lincolnshire IAG

East Riding IAG

Hull IAG


You can also find agenda details and minutes of previous meetings below.

This section contains documents and presentations which have been viewed during a meeting