WEST Yorkshire has been given a Government boost to tackle yobbish behaviour.
The Government has provided cash for an extra 84 police community support officers for the county - and many more are on their way over the next four years.
Their main work will be to help police clamp down on crime and anti-social behaviour.
The move is part of £50m being made available to pay for almost 1,600 extra community support officers nationwide.
There are 5,500 community support officers patrolling in England and Wales. But the Government plans to boost this to 24,000 by the end of 2008.
Home Office minister Hazel Blears said: "West Yorkshire already has 5,370 police officers complemented by 282 community support officers.
"I am committed to maintaining police numbers.
"Community support officers are a key element of that programme.
"They complement constables by providing highly-visible patrols and focusing on low-level crime and nuisance behaviour."
It is not yet known how many of the new 84 community support officers will end up in Huddersfield.