iBerkshires.com reports the Adams Selectmen have ratified the appointment of a full-time police officer and a new reserve officer.

Police Chief Richard Tarsa asked the board Wednesday to promote reserve Police Officer Natasha Antona to full time and bring on Dylan Vandoloski as a reserve.

The department has been struggling to fill its ranks over the past few years because of the limitations of using Civil Service, which requires using candidates from the state exam list. The town dissolved its adoption of the Civil Service law last year and, since then, Tarsa has been filling out the department.

Selectman Joseph Nowak said he was happy to see the department continue to diversify.

The board then ratified Vandoloski, who Tarsa said is currently a part-time officer in Cheshire.

Tarsa said in the coming months he plans to bring more reserve officers before the board.

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