Welcome to Doncaster's Independent Advisory Group (IAG)
I am the District Commander for Doncaster, and I would like to thank you for visiting our IAG web page. The IAG in Doncaster 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.
Melanie Palin - Chief Superintendent
Our next Meeting:
Following the introduction of tier 3 restrictions in the County and now as we face a lockdown, Doncaster IAG has activated its lockdown strategy which means we will now meet weekly to discuss issues and most importantly take regular updates from our communities.
Location: by Zoom - Please contact Chief Inspector Jayne Forrest for the Zoom log on details.
Anybody wishing to join the Doncaster IAG and be involved in these meetings is invited to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Meet the Doncaster IAG Chair
Jenny Dewsnap – chair
Jenny is one of the original group responsible for setting up Pride in Doncaster in 2007, and has been chair for the last seven years. During this time Jenny has become a voice for the wider issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community here in Doncaster and farther afield since taking up the co-chair position for UK Pride Organisers Network just over a year ago.
Many may see Pride as a once a year “celebration” but Pride, now a registered charity, has fundraised close to three quarters of a million pounds in its 14 years, much of this for projects reaching into the community including youth outreach, a Trans Group, a film, two books and a project in schools.
Passionate about Doncaster, lover of music, culture and creativity Jenny is a champion for those with little or no voice. Born and bred in Doncaster she has two children and a recent addition of a grandson.
Meet the Doncaster IAG Vice Chair
Graham Cassidy – vice chair
Graham joined South Yorkshire Police in 1982. He served as a constable at Thorne Armthorpe and Doncaster town Centre .
In 1992 he returned to serve in Doncaster as an Inspector in the Roads Traffic department. In 1994 he moved to work in Sheffield but he returned to Doncaster as its District Commander in the rank of chief superintendent in 2005.
Upon his retirement from SYP in 2014 he was awarded the Queens Police Medal for outstanding services to Policing.
Since 2014 Graham has been the chair of Doncaster’s Branch of the National Association of retired Police Officers.
Graham lives in Edenthorpe with his wife Patricia who is a retired teacher who taught at secondary school at Hatfield High in Doncaster for over 26 years. They have two grown up children.
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