Three new PCSOs will be soon treading the beat on Pembrokeshire's streets.

PCSO Olivia Jones, who will be covering Fishguard, St Dogmaels and Cilegerran, is following in the footsteps of her father who is a PC at Fishguard police station.

"I have always been interested in the police," said the new recruit who grew up in Dinas Cross and went to school in Fishguard.

"I was fascinated as a youngster by the role of my father as a police officer. I chose to become a PCSO as our role is very much community based.

"I am looking forward to working within a community in which I have essentially grown up in but also getting to know a whole new community in St Dogmaels and Cilgerran and working with the public."

PCSO Andrew Griffiths, who has joined the Pembroke Dock neighbourhood policing team, PCSO Griffiths has been working for Dyfed-Powys Police for 16 years as a traffic warden in Narberth and Tenby.

"I am looking forward to meeting new people, working together with other agencies and helping to solve community issues," he said.

"I believe our role can help the elderly in our community feel secure in their environment, by dealing with any perceived anti social behaviour in the manner the old bobby on the beat used to."

Former fitness instructor, PCSO Helen Scott. is based in Milford Haven. She is looking forward to helping people to make their neighbourhoods enjoyable places to live.

"I enjoy health and fitness and have previously completed two London Marathons," she said.

"I enjoy being outdoors, not behind a desk, so look forward to walking around my patch meeting everyone."

Chief Superintendent Dean Richards, Divisional Commander for Pembrokeshire, welcomed the new recruits: “I am pleased to welcome the three new PCSOs to the county," he said.

Police community support officers have been well received in all areas. They provide visible reassurance patrols for communities and are a link in dealing with low level crime and anti social behaviour.

"We will be striving to increase their numbers in Pembrokeshire over the coming months”