21/07/2017

Applications Open for Voluntary Role to Advise Police

The search is on for a remarkable individual to lead an advisory group for policing on Teesside as a volunteer.

Cleveland Police and Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner are inviting applications for the role of chairperson for the Strategic Independent Advisory Group (SIAG).

The Group connects the police with the community, to improve the service offered to the public and promote community cohesion. The Chair acts as an advocate for a range of diverse community groups and an advisor to senior police officers on community matters.

The position has become vacant after former Chair, Shahda Khan, stepped down from the role after several years.

Assistant Chief Constable Jason Harwin said: “This is perhaps one of the most important volunteering positions in policing today. It is a challenging yet rewarding role, and one that would suit someone who has an excellent understanding of community work and community engagement and can operate at a strategic level.

“The SIAG makes a real difference to our policing work as the people who we serve can give us direct feedback on how we deliver our service.
“I would like to thank Shahda for her years of dedicated service and wish her well in her future endeavours.”

Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger said: “It is so important our diverse communities are recognised and considered throughout the service we deliver.

“The SIAG connects us to local people so that they can give feedback and have discussion on key policing topics. The Chair needs to be robust, dedicated and professional, which is something we have found in our outgoing Chair, Shahda Khan. I would urge people to apply and put something back into local communities.”

Information on the role is available HERE or www.cleveland.pcc.police.uk