Welcome to the Barnsley Independent Advisory Group (IAG)
I am the District Commander for Barnsley, and I would like to thank you for visiting our IAG web page. The IAG in Barnsley enables us to create a genuine partnership with our local and diverse communities.
Through that partnership, our members help us to achieve our policing priorities of protecting vulnerable people, tackling crime and antisocial behaviour and enabling fair treatment. I hope that the information contained on this web page with give some insight into the work that our IAG members do, and encourage more people to join us.
Meet the Barnsley IAG Chair
We would like to thank our chair person Bev White for her contribution to this group and congratulate her on her new employment with West Yorkshire Police. As a result we are in the process of appointing a new chair person.
On 26 September 2019, one of our IAG members, Graham, accompanied police officers on 'Operation Duxford'. Graham saw first hand the briefing of officers and then the execution of drugs warrants. He was also taken on a tour of our custody suite.
Graham thoroughly enjoyed his day shadowing the Police and said, "I would like to thank everybody concerned for the way I was treated especially PCSO 8154, who gave me an insight into how the Barnsley police operate on a day to day basis. My day included three Warrants, a fantastic tour of the custody suite and a packed lunch".
Our IAG members are encouraged to spend time on patrol with Police Officers and PCSOs so they can gain an insight into daily policing.
Our next meeting:
Date: To be announced
Location: Barnsley Police Station, Churchfield, Barnsley S70 2DL
Community Challenge Board (CCB)
In addition to the IAG, Barnsley Police also run another process in conjunction with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.
Rather than looking at themes and policies at a higher level as the IAG does, this group closely scrutinises individual cases of antisocial behaviour, hate crime, vulnerability, as well as examples of stop and search.
Feedback from the CCB enables the police and council to improve their service to the public, embedding a culture of learning and development for staff, rather than blame and punishment.