BORDERS residents are being invited to share their views on the police.

An online questionnaire includes questions on public confidence in the force and perception of crime in local areas.

Chief superintendent John McKenzie, of the Lothians and Scottish Borders division, said: "The survey is open throughout the year to help us identify and understand people’s opinion of their local police service, as well as any concerns about safety and wellbeing in their area.

"During these challenging times and beyond, I would strongly urge people to take the time now to give us your views and opinions as your feedback will ensure that our approaches to policing are relevant and supporting the communities we serve.

"We have maintained a strong level of public confidence in Scottish policing over the past few months and we value the strong relationships we have with our communities.

"The survey takes no longer than 10 minutes to complete, so in the time it takes to have a quick cup of tea, you can play a crucial role in shaping our services for the Lothians and Scottish Borders division and beyond."

The ‘Your Police’ survey is available online here.