Police Message

Residential burglary, knife crime and the illegal supply of drugs have a corrosive impact on our communities. Like us, I know you are also concerned about these crimes and will want to know what action can be taken.

Since austerity began in 2010 our collective services have been stretched and our capacity to proactively deal with these crimes has been limited. The setting of the police budget last month provides us with a significant opportunity to change our approach. From April we will be launching a focused operation which will tackle residential burglary, knife crime and the supply of drugs to strengthen public confidence and leave a lasting legacy in our communities.

To accomplish this, we are recruiting an additional 100 police officers and investing in a twelve month initiative that we’re calling Operation Remedy. Led by Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Cullen and driven by experts from across our force this innovative operation will work alongside local neighbourhood policing teams, serving every corner of Avon and Somerset.

We will be looking to work with you to send a loud and clear message to criminals that coming into our area to commit crime and exploit the vulnerable is not an option.

We need the help of the community in taking action - information can be passed anonymously via Crime Stoppers online or on 0800 555 111.  A member of the local team can also be spoken to via 101 or online via our website.

I can promise you the Mendip area will see the benefits of this focused activity in the near future, your local team will keep you updated with news throughout the year.

Sharon Baker

Chief Inspector
Local Policing Area Commander
East Somerset (South Somerset & Mendip)