1. Kent Independent Police Advisory Group (IPAG)

The IPAG are a group of community volunteers who work with Kent Police to improve policing services across the county acting as critical friends.

Memberships aims to cover all diverse groups in Kent such as race, religion, LGBT+, disability, age and gender.

The group support policing by:

  • providing a link between the police and the communities of Kent
  • sharing community feedback with the police and other agencies
  • giving advice and support during critical incidents as required. 

The structure

There is a County IPAG made up of a County Chair and Vice Chair and 11 local District Chairs. 

The District Chairs oversee their local advisory group and feedback information into the County IPAG (and vice versa). 

The County IPAG and District IPAGs meet at least four times a year.  Members also represent the IPAG on police strategic boards around hate crime, stop and search, use of force and diversity and inclusion. 

Each group also works closely with Kent Police's Community Liaison Officers. Community liaison Officers can give you advice, discuss what has happened or put you in touch with other organisations that may be able to offer you support. To find out more about your local police Community Liaison Officer and to get in touch with them please use our online contact form.

To contact the IPAG for information or to register your interest in becoming a member use the 'Get involved' button below.