The Adams Selectmen have welcomed new Officer Sarah Jane Dyer, a Berkshire County native, to the Police Department.

iBerkshires.com reports for the second time this month, Police Chief Richard Tarsa asked the board to ratify a reserve officer and then read Dyer's extensive resume.

Tarsa said Dyer holds a bachelor's degree in biology and a master's degree in conservation law enforcement. She is a graduate of the reserve academy and the state Animal Control Certification Academy.

She is also a certified nursing assistant and an emergency room technician.

The chief said she currently is pursuing a second master's degree in criminal justice with a concentration in crisis management.