Knife crime has increased across Avon and Somerset by 52 per cent in the space of a year.
Police chiefs will recruit more officers and invest money in tackling burglaries and violent crimes, after an increase to the police precept was approved.
Avon and Somerset Constabulary is recruiting for Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in the district.
The future of policing was discussed when an important guest attended a meeting of the Rotary Club of Clevedon Yeo.
ROAD safety has become one of the top priorities for Avon and Somerset police to tackle over the next two years.