JEREMY Browne - Taunton Deane MP and Home Office Minister - joined volunteer Taunton Street Pastors on the streets.
Mr Browne discovered how they are helping to tackle crime and protect vulnerable young people at night at the weekend.
He said: “They're making a real and impressive contribution to our community and are helping the police to make our streets safer.
“When we were on patrol that involved tidying up broken glass and looking after vulnerable women.
“They're a great example of people making a positive difference.”