THREE bobbies have gone on the beat in Huddersfield.
Their role is to forge close links in their new patches.
They are Pcs Paul Jackson, Jonathan Booth and Bronwyn Carter. A fourth officer, Pc Pete Whitehouse, is based at Moor End Technology College in Crosland Moor on a project to divert young people away from crime.
* Pc Jackson is working from Moldgreen police station as the community beat officer for Almondbury, Lowerhouses and Ashenhurst.
He is 29 and lives in Huddersfield. He joined the force in 1996, at first working from Fartown.
He then became a patrol officer for the Slaithwaite area.
Pc Jackson has also spent some time as a youth diversion officer with Kirklees Community Safety Unit, working from Cleckheaton police station.
He said: "While I was a youth diversion officer I had access for a while to an office at Almondbury High School.
"I think this link will be helpful in my new role, as I know many of the school- children there and also have knowledge of the area itself.
"I worked alongside Kirklees Council and youth workers with local children on various projects, too. So this should give me a good start."
Pc Jackson has also run a successful project called youth.com fest to keep young people entertained in the summer holidays.
Money was provided by the Youth Justice Board to help pay for such ideas as DJ and dance workshops, as well as learning about kabbadi, an Asian tag wrestling game.
Pc Jackson can be contacted on 01484 436759.
* Pc Booth is the community beat officer for Slaithwaite, Marsden, Meltham and Linthwaite. He will work from Slaithwaite police station.
He is 43, lives in Huddersfield and has spent his 17 years' service working on patrol in Huddersfield.
He has not worked in the Slaithwaite area before.
He said: "I am looking forward to the different challenges this new post gives me.
"I'm also keen to work in a different direction and make contact with local schools and community groups," he added.
Pc Booth can be contacted on 01484 436896.
* Pc Carter is the community beat officer covering Deighton and Bradley and is based at Deighton police station.
She lives in Huddersfield and has worked for the force for seven years.
Pc Carter began her career at Slaithwaite police station and has since done various roles, including working for the Target Town Centre Team.
She has also worked for two years on a scheme paid for by the Home Office called the Sweet - Sex Workers, Education, Empowerment and Training - project.
She will carry on with this as part of her new role.
She said: "It's important that people get to know me and see me around regularly in the area so I can assist with their concerns."
Pc Carter can be contacted on 01484 436691.
* Pc Whitehouse is working from Moor End Technology College. His post is paid for by the Government's Single Regeneration Budget.
He will look at ways of diverting young people who attend the technology college and local junior schools away from crime and anti-social behaviour.
Pc Whitehouse will be working alongside Pc Dick Coldwell, Queen's Police Medal, who is also paid for by the Single Regeneration Budget.
Pc Whitehouse said: "This role is all about giving young people something positive to channel their energies into, getting them interested in working as members of a team and learning all about social responsibility."
Pc Whitehouse is 47 and lives in Huddersfield.
He spent 28 years as a nuclear engineer in the Royal Navy before joining the force three years ago.
He has a science degree, which he gained through studying with the Open University.