Police Chief Richard Tarsa told the Selectmen last week that the department will now provide developmentally disabled residents with metal identifications tags that will allow police to identify them through a database and better communicate with them.
Officers Colby Clark, Gregory Onorato and Travis Cunningham wanted to bring a little Christmas cheer to town this year and teamed up with the Berkshire Community Action Council, Council on Aging and the Parish of St. John Paul II to start a gift drive.
The Selectmen appointed Officer Dakota Baker on Wednesday as a full-time patrol officer.
"He has got a good head on his shoulders, and he takes a great pride in being a police officer," Police Chief Richard Tarsa told the board. "It is with great joy that I to welcome Dakota Baker to the ranks of the Adams Police Department."