The district, territorially the second largest in the force, covers an area of 656 square miles; it borders the counties of Dorset, Devon and Wiltshire. The boundaries of the district were realigned in 1997 to make them conterminous with the two local district councils Mendip and South Somerset.
The police district itself is divided into two Neighbourhood Areas - South Somerset, in line with South Somerset District Council boundaries, and Mendip, in line with Mendip District Council boundaries. An inspector commands each of the Neighbourhood Areas. There are ten police stations located in the ten major towns and the district headquarters is situated in Yeovil.
We're asking homeowners to be aware and to take sensible security precautions after three burglaries in one day, two on the outskirts of Ilminster and one in Broadway. Cash and jewellery was stolen. Ilminster police are appealing for anyone with information to call us on 101, and we're reminding people to be vigilant and to keep valued items safe and properties secure, including not leaving keys in doors.