Volunteers sought to support crime victims and share views of local communities
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Volunteers are sought to work with us to support the communities and businesses of Kent.
Residents have the opportunity to join their district Independent Police Advisory Group (IPAG), which acts as a critical friend to Kent Police. The IPAG are a group of community volunteers who work with Kent Police to improve policing services across the county and offer their perspectives around issues such as race, sexual orientation, disability, age and gender.
The group is totally independent of the force and provides an opportunity to engage, consult and discuss the impact of policing on communities. Members are able to share feedback to Kent Police from the communities and local areas they represent, as well as give advice and support during critical incidents.
Superintendent Rachel McNeil said: 'We welcome applications from anyone with an interest in providing leadership, energy and confidence to provide constructive feedback to the police. The IPAG also includes people from minority groups and diverse backgrounds and volunteers have the opportunity to bring along independent thoughts and views which Kent Police will listen and respond to. By joining, you can help us to engage with communities, develop plans and review police activity and operations.
‘We hope to welcome a number of new volunteers who can act as a conduit and help represent diverse communities across Kent and to assist the force with its work in supporting victims of crime. You can get involved as much as you like and have time for.’