Beat officer has also become a neighbour after moving into police house
There is a new community constable on the beat in Paulton.
PC Rob Hendra has been transferred to the village from Radstock.
Working alongside his colleague PCSO Glyn Samways, he says he is delighted to be able to contribute to life in Paulton.
PC Hendra said: "There are a different set of challenges in Paulton, but I like the community aspect of the job.
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"I have even volunteered to read a story to youngsters in the library at The Hub."
PC Hendra also acts a schools' coordinator for community safety awareness and is the safeguarding coordinator for the area, with child safety the number one concern.
His neighbourhood team organises regular beat surgeries.
The next one is on Tuesday, September 24 from 11am to noon at Tesco in Paulton.