Adams  has narrowed the field of police chief candidates down to 11 from 37 applicants and anticipates beginning preliminary interviews next week.

iBerkshires.Com reports interim Chief Troy Bacon is participating in the search committee to find his replacement after informing the town he would not be seeking the permanent position and returning to Indiana. Bacon had been hired in the summer on the retirement of Richard Tarsa.
The town had used a couple of New England regional websites that had attracted the attention of candidates from as far away as Arizona, Bacon said. "There are several candidates that applied who have ties to New England or to Massachusetts. Even the ones far out in Arizona."
Selectman Richard Blanchard thought that with some of the recent situations in larger cities, a smaller community like Adams might be attractive.