DORSET residents have just one week left to give their thoughts on vital policing issues.

The survey asks residents how much they know about national and regional crime-fighting organisations who use the latest technology to help officers keep communities safe.

Chief Constable James Vaughan said: “Listening to the views of residents is important to Dorset Police. Findings from previous surveys have helped shaped the Force we are today and the information we collect from you will help steer our future direction.”

The first phase of the survey closes on November 4 and will be followed by a second phase looking into another aspect of policing, yet to be confirmed.

You can find the survey at