It follows fears the abolition of Scotland's eight police forces has dented local flexibility in crime fighting as policing practices have been standardised throughout the country, according to Holyrood's justice sub-committee on policing.
Concerns have also been raised about the closure of police front counters, committee convener Christine Grahame said.
Ms Grahame, an SNP MSP, said: "The aims of police reform relating to local policing were to protect and improve local services and strengthen the link between services and communities. We want to know how the newly merged Police Scotland force is bedding in across the country and whether people have noticed any benefits or deterioration in the service they have come to expect from their local police.
"There has already been a lot of coverage about the closure of police counters and the perception that policing practices are being standardised across the country at the detriment of local flexibility. We want to hear what is fiction and what is fact from the people on the receiving end of local policing."
She added: "I would encourage local communities across Scotland to make their views known to us."
The sub-committee was established to oversee the operation of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 as it relates to policing, reviewing and reporting on its operation.