HOW do you think your area is policed? Are you happy with it? The county's crime commissioner wants to know how local people think the area is being policed.

Commissioner Shaun Wright says his new initiative is a chance for residents to put forward their issues and concerns as part of him taking the police force to task.

Members of the public, police officers and police staff are being given the chance to ask their questions, by completing a short form on the website, with the promise the commissioner will then take it up with the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire, David Crompton.

A spokesman said: "The initiative is an opportunity to bridge the knowledge gap between the public of South Yorkshire and their police force. It's not for raising complaints or for further information on live investigations."

People have until September 15 to raise their concerns by clicking here.