Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill held 'fascinating discussions' with locals at his first forum and surgery in Shaftesbury.
Mr Underhill met with residents in a two-hour session last week, with locals raising concerns over speeding in villages and anti-social behaviour.
"It is so important for me to engage with people in Dorset" said Mr Underhill.
"These forums and surgeries allow me to speak with the public directly about policing and crime in their area.
"They are being listened to and I am being informed about community issues. It was a fascinating discussion and I am very much looking forward to doing it again, at my other forums and surgeries across Dorset in the months ahead."
Debate at the Shaftesbury session also centred around the Government's alcohol strategy and mental health provision.
Mr Underhill will hold 25 forums and surgeries across Dorset every year.