The Adams Selectmen ratified the hiring of two reserve police officers to add to the growing department Wednesday.

Police Chief Richard Tarsa told the board that he was happy to bring on reserve Officers Danielle Cartier and Nicholas Sorrell.

iBerkshires.com  reports the town has had a hard time in recent years attracting and retaining officers because of limitations set by Civil Service. In 2017, the town dissolved its agreement with Civil Service and since then has regularly brought on new officers and reserve officers.

Tarsa said both Cartier and Sorrell are graduates of the reserve/intermittent academy and come from solid backgrounds that will aid them in law enforcement.

Before the unanimous vote, Chairman John Duval welcomed the two to the community.

In other business, the Selectmen ratified the hiring of Tim Cota as the operations supervisor within the Department of Public Works.