ISLE OF WIGHT police want to recruit independent advisers to give feedback and to help them better understand Island communities — particularly youngsters.
The members of the Independent Advisory Group (IAG) will also be asked to question police practices and policies, and may be called upon to help during major investigations.
Supt Pete McGowan, overseeing the recruitment, said: "The IAG on the Island has been invaluable to challenge and inform our thinking.
"To make the IAG more effective we need to get all communities involved.
"We also want to see representation from our young people."
He added: "We understand some communities may not trust the police so it is important that we break down these barriers.
"We want the IAG to reflect the diversity of our community on the IW, which will make sure people have their views heard and provide the chance to influence policing."
Member Maggie Curry said: "As a member I am able to offer my opinion on policies, performance and policing on the Island.
"Making a difference is all important to me, and being part of the IAG team allows me to give back to the community as a whole."
Membership is open to anyone over 16. For more information, contact the IW police extended family co-ordinator on 101, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
uk or visit www.hampshire.