The Merseyside Independent Advisory Groups (MIAG) is made up of members of the community who work with Merseyside Police officers and staff to help improve, challenge and develop the policing service.
The MIAG look at several local issues including stop search, hate crime statistics, critical incidents or wider concerns raised in the local area and look to provide a critical eye over policing in order to ensure that officers and staff continue to act professionally and legitimately.
Aim of the MIAG
Improve trust and confidence within the community,
Provide a forum for the community to help shape service delivery,
Enable Merseyside Police to develop current policies and procedures that are both accessible and transparent,
Increase engagement with communities and encourage their voices to be heard,
Act as a ‘critical friend’ to scrutinise policing and policy decisions and debrief incidents and operations.
The MIAG is made up of a diverse group of community members who take an active interest in how the wider public are represented and policed.
Members are not expected to be a spokesperson for any particular community but should bring their own personal experiences and perspectives to the MIAG to ensure all views are reflected. This could include members representing their community based on:
Religion or Belief,
Who can become a member and how to apply
If you work or live within the Merseyside area, you are eligible to apply to become a member of the MIAG (subject to police vetting). The team would love to hear from you and can offer an informal chat to discuss how you could be an advisory member.