Last summer, I asked you to complete a safety survey to tell me how ‘safe’ you felt in your community. I also wanted to know how ‘visible and connected’ you felt to Dorset Police and whether you thought Dorset Police were using their resources to the best effect where you live.

I was pleased to see that 58% of participants said that they thought Dorset was a safe county to live in. Now, after another year of working to improve policing across the county, I’d like to take this opportunity to ask you the same questions so that I can take stock of how things have changed over the last year.

The survey is your opportunity to tell me how safe you feel in Dorset, share what crimes you are most concerned about in your area and will shape the work I do in the future.

I would be delighted and most grateful for your participation in this year’s survey – because your opinion matters to me and to policing. Thank you in advance for your time.

Take the survey here.

David Sidwick

Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner