New Forest Police Need You

20 March 2010, 08:30 | Updated: 20 March 2010, 08:43

A new group's being set up in the New Forest to tell the police how they're doing if a major event happens.

Officers in the New Forest are looking for 15 people to join an Independent Advisory Group that informs the police on issues such as murder, hate crime and anti-social behaviour.

Membership to advisory groups used to be by invitation-only but it is now open for anyone to apply.

Independent Advisory Groups have been introduced to try and develop better understanding of local communities by listening to their concerns and acting on feedback.

Inspector Sam Dunlop from Hampshire Police said: "What we're trying to get hold of is people within the community who have a view and opinion on policing and police-related who may be sat at home shouted out their views and opinions and people that don't normally feel that they have a voice."

To apply to become a member of your local IAG call 023 8060 4755.