AN extra 52 police community support officers could be drafted into Kirklees in the new year.
Council leaders are looking to boost the number of officers in the district from 16 to 68.
The announcement was made at a council press conference.
Clr Khizar Iqbal, Cabinet member with responsibility for safer communities said: "The presence on the streets of PCSOs plays a vital role in promoting community safety, reducing crime and the fear of crime, and combating anti-social behaviour.
"Feeling safe on the streets is one of the top concerns of our residents, and one of our top priorities."
He said the cost of each PCSO to the council would be about £6,500 a year, "which seems good value for money to me."
Clr Iqbal added the proposed increase in Police Community Support Officers would support the wider crime reduction strategy.
"I am committed to ensuring the council works with the police and other partners to reduce crime ."
The plan is that the officers will trickle into the area as and when they are trained.
They will be under control of the police but it is hoped Kirklees Council will be able to have a say as to where they are deployed.