PCSOs are being encouraged to be seen out and about on their beat.
North Wales Police hope the policy of encouraging PCSOs to walk their beat and to use public transport rather than travel in police vehicles will help make them more accessible to the public.
The force has also played down concerns raised at a meeting of Sealand Community Council about PCSOs no longer being able to use cars to get to their patch.
The meeting was told the PCSOs are based in Connah’s Quay, meaning they face a lengthy walk to Sealand prompting fears their visits to the area could become less frequent.
Cllr Christine Jones said she had been told of the policy and said officers having to walk to Sealand to patrol the beat was “ridiculous”.
She said: “I had an email that said they couldn’t use the car. I thought it must have been April 1.”
Council chairman Cllr Shelley Webber requested members contact the North Wales Police Chief Inspector to seek clarification on the current position.
After it was suggested there could be more police seen on the streets if PCSOs have to walk, she said: “I wouldn’t mind if he was walking the beat.
“But the PCSO would be walking through three or four other beats before getting to the area he’s responsible for.”
Reassuring members, police spokesman Michael McGivern said: “There is no reason whatsoever why they would stop covering an area or meeting that is on their patch.
“PCSOs are permitted to use a police vehicle in special circumstances.
“If they have to attend meetings, such as council meetings, lifts can be arranged with police colleagues if necessary.
“However, PCSOs are being encouraged to use the free public transport they are entitled to use when on duty and to walk their patch.
“From a public confidence point of view this makes them more visible, more accessible and more approachable and allows them to integrate more closely with their community.”