MPS Independent Advisory Groups

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Len Duvall
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Could you provide me with the current framework and membership and length of tenure of any London wide Independent Advisory Groups (IAG)?


Answer for MPS Independent Advisory Groups

Answer for MPS Independent Advisory Groups

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Independent Advisors provide independent, strategic and specialist advice to the Metropolitan Police Service from the perspective of a community member / individual with particular insight, lived experience or specialist knowledge. 

A collective of Independent Advisors focussed on a particular theme or issue is known as an Independent Advisory Group (IAG).  There are currently four strategic IAGs - Race, Disability, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, and Trident.


Membership to a corporate IAG is subject to tenure of four years, with elections held to fill key positions. The principles of the corporate model have been adapted at local level with Borough Commanders establishing local IAGs to support the policing of local communities.