Atlanta police officers guarding Justin Bieber's house to keep him safe from fans

Los Angeles - Justin Bieber's new home is being closely guarded by police officers.

Law enforcement officials in Atlanta, Georgia are sending patrol cars to the 19-year-old star's house, which he has rented from music producer Dallas Austin for three months as he continues to search for his dream home to buy in the city, several times a day to make sure his fans don't get too close for the singer's comfort.

A captain for the police department told gossip website TMZ.com: "He's not an animal in a zoo."

The source said that they're aware Justin attracts a lot of attention from fans and have put several officers on special patrol to drive past Justin's house multiple times a day to make sure people aren't loitering and trespassing.

(Fans and media outside the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center during Bieber's arrest last month. Getty Images)

But the captain also said his department is fully aware of the Baby hitmaker's issues with his last neighbour's in Calabasas, California, which came to a head with an incident where one of his neighbour's houses was egged, causing up to $20 000 of damage, and won't tolerate any bad behaviour.

Meanwhile, the singer's former flame Jordan Ozuna, whom he first hooked up with last summer, spent last weekend with him at his new home.

It is not known if the star, who previously had an on/off romance with Selena Gomez, has split from Chantel Jeffries, who was with him at the time of his arrest for driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving without a valid driver's licence in Miami last month.

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