New group to advise on policing

A NEW group to help shape policing in Bolton is being set up.

Officers are looking for people from a range of backgrounds and ages to join the Independent Advisory Group.

It will work closely with senior officers to influence the service provided.

It will include advising police on how best to respond to certain incidents, assisting with the development and delivery of training , helping with pre-planning for festivals and events, scrutinising new policies and acting as a link between various communities and the police.

Bolton Divisional Commander, Ch Supt David Hull, pictured, said: “Our IAG will be another way of communicating with people from the many diverse communities that make up our town as well as enabling us to build closer links with those people who have a real interest in helping us to improve the service we deliver. I would encourage anybody who feels they could make a valuable contribution to policing to get in touch, find out more and, hopefully, consider joining the group. This includes people who may have had negative experiences in the past, but who are willing to work with us to make things better for the future.”

Members will be required to remain independent and advise
the police when
necessary. Members can help
the police to get messages out to
communities and improve
confidence and trust in the
police.
But it is also a forum for
representatives to have access to
senior police in Bolton .
Anybody interested in becoming
a member of the IAG should
contact Julia Wharmby,
divisional commander’s
personal assistant, for an
application form on 0161 856
5505.

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9:58am Sat 29 Sep 12

Bendix says...

Only apply if you are called Patel otherwise don't waste your time.
Only apply if you are called Patel otherwise don't waste your time. Bendix
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8:27pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Winston"2+2=5"Smith says...

Bendix wrote:
Only apply if you are called Patel otherwise don't waste your time.
I have to agree, this does seem to be another example of kowtowing to certain communities at the expense of others.

Quote: "It will include advising police on how best to respond to certain incidents, assisting with the development and delivery of training , helping with pre-planning for festivals and events, scrutinising new policies and acting as a link between various communities and the police."
In other words, how can we best go about our business of policing the streets whilst desperately trying to avoid causing any offense by inadvertently upsetting your delicate religious and ethnic sensibilities and so avoiding any chance of persons rioting or accusations of islamophobia.

Was there a Police Independent Advisory Group set up in Rochdale? because if there was it certainly failed certain sections of the community there whilst turning a blind eye to the goings on of other communities.
[quote][p][bold]Bendix[/bold] wrote: Only apply if you are called Patel otherwise don't waste your time.[/p][/quote]I have to agree, this does seem to be another example of kowtowing to certain communities at the expense of others. Quote: "It will include advising police on how best to respond to certain incidents, assisting with the development and delivery of training , helping with pre-planning for festivals and events, scrutinising new policies and acting as a link between various communities and the police." In other words, how can we best go about our business of policing the streets whilst desperately trying to avoid causing any offense by inadvertently upsetting your delicate religious and ethnic sensibilities and so avoiding any chance of persons rioting or accusations of islamophobia. Was there a Police Independent Advisory Group set up in Rochdale? because if there was it certainly failed certain sections of the community there whilst turning a blind eye to the goings on of other communities. Winston"2+2=5"Smith
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10:52pm Sun 30 Sep 12

Nibelung says...

We have a police force that turns a blind eye to the gang raping of vulnerable British girls by Muslim immigrants so whats the point of taking our police force seriously in the first place.
We have a police force that turns a blind eye to the gang raping of vulnerable British girls by Muslim immigrants so whats the point of taking our police force seriously in the first place. Nibelung
  • Score: 0

10:52am Mon 1 Oct 12

steveG says...

"Fighting crime,protecting people".

We used to take that for granted back in the day.
The slogan served to remind us what the forces original intention was.
It was introduced at a time when people had lost faith - perhaps its now time for another slogan?.
"Fighting crime,protecting people". We used to take that for granted back in the day. The slogan served to remind us what the forces original intention was. It was introduced at a time when people had lost faith - perhaps its now time for another slogan?. steveG
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