Shopkeepers in Murray Bridge are feeling safer this week after SA Police introduced a regular foot patrol along the main street.
Lisa Hancock of antiques shop Anna Glenn had been petitioning for the move since last August, as she said both retailers and their customers had sometimes felt unsafe.
"A lot of shop owners are women, and a lot have been involved with domestic violence," she said.
"One shopkeeper was assaulted, I've been robbed twice, others have had A-frames thrown down the street ... it was just to make the community feel safe."
After collecting dozens of signatures, she sent her petition on to Liberal Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick and Murray Bridge police.
She credited them both, and Rebecca Turner at the Murray Bridge Town Hall, for the positive outcome.
"As from March 7, Murray Bridge has (a) meet-and-greet walking the beat, getting to know the shop owners and the local community," she said.
"This is great news and (a great) outcome for all."
The Standard has contacted SA Police for comment.