A SURVEY has been launched asking the public how well they think Dorset Police are doing and whether they are taking the right approach to dealing with the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset has launched a public perception survey inviting members of the public to comment on whether they support the approach taken by the force during the lockdown.
The survey also includes general questions about whether the public think Dorset Police can be relied upon to be there when needed, and how confident they are that they could access police services in both emergency and non-emergency situations.
Martyn Underhill, Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset, said: “These are extraordinary times and police forces across the country have been asked to respond to a situation none of us ever thought we would have to deal with.
“British policing has a proud tradition of engaging with the public, and at a time like this it’s more important than ever that we continue to do so, so I would urge everyone to complete this survey to share their views with the Force.”
Chief Constable James Vaughan said: “Our commitment to supporting our communities during this time has remained as strong as ever and we are continuing to protect you in the same way we did before the pandemic.
“In addition, officers in Dorset have been working with the public to ensure they understand and adhere to the rules, which are in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19, help the NHS and save lives.
“We welcome your feedback about how we have performed during these last few weeks.”
The survey is open to anyone aged 16 or over who lives in Dorset and can be found online at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/32S6LYN