New police community support officer Robert Tonge is the latest addition to the South Kirkby neighbourhood policing team.
He joined West Yorkshire Police initially in 2010 as a detention officer.
He said he was looking forward to his new role in South Kirkby and South Elmsall and hoped to make a difference in the area.
He said: “Being a PCSO is very different to my previous role and I’m really enjoying it.
“I decided to do this because I wanted to be able to make a difference, it isn’t always about crime but helping the community stay safe and getting involved in issues which improve the quality of life for local residents.
“I’m looking forward to meeting the people who live in the area, so feel free to come and have a chat when you see me about”.