Welcome to the Sheffield Independent Advisory Group (IAG)
I am the District Commander for Sheffield, and I would like to thank you for visiting our Independent Advisory Group (IAG) web page. The IAG in Sheffield enables us to create a genuine partnership with our local and diverse communities.
This partnership is a vital part of what we do, and helps us achieve our policing priorities of protecting vulnerable people, tackling crime and antisocial behaviour and enabling fair treatment.
The information below hopefully give you an insight into the work our IAG members do and encourage you to join us.
Meet the Sheffield IAG Chair
Safiya Saeed is the Project Coordinator of Reach Up Youth based in Burngreave which is a community organisation for the families and youth to give them a platform to be heard.
One of the projects she founded is Big Brother Burngreave, it's a mentoring scheme for the young BAME youths age 11 years to 20 years, promoting against knife crime and youth mental health and giving the youth a safe environment to engage with sports, self development and carers advice.
Safiya is a governor in local schools and runs engagement programmes with Big Brother, youths and colleges developing young community leaders and train them so they can invest in their own communities and families.
Chief Inspector Helen Lewis outlines the content of IAG'S in Sheffield:
“We want membership that is reflective of the diversity of Sheffield in terms of age, ethnicity, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, profession and location.
"The group seeks to understand and challenge policing on a thematic basis, in other words, addressing key issues and styles of policing and the impact upon the public.
"There are standing items of stop and search, hate crime and complaints (including use of force) however, other items can be brought forward by the public for the IAG to scrutinise.
"Recently these have included Covid-19, domestic violence, mental health and the use of spice."
Our next meeting:
Further IAG meetings are postponed due to COVID-19
We will update with future dates and locations when possible
Youth Independent Advisory Group
A Youth IAG is a community-led group of young people aged between 14 and 18.
It gives young people the opportunity have their say on how we can improve the quality of the policing service we deliver and to improve trust and reassurance with in our community.
We encourage youngsters from all backgrounds to get involved in our Youth IAG in Sheffield.
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Sheffield South West NHP @SheffSW_NHP
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