Adam Williams and Zachary Saum

Adam Williams, left and Zachary Saum.

The Carlisle Police Department’s roster is almost back to full strength after Thursday night thanks to the addition of two new officers fresh from the police academy.

Zachary Saum and Adam Williams, who graduated from the academy in recent weeks, were officially sworn in by Carlisle Mayor Tim Scott during the borough’s monthly council meeting.

“It gets us back up to closer to full staffing and that’s always beneficial to both the department and the community,” Interim Police Chief Stephen Latshaw said.

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Williams and Saum will be in field training for 12 weeks, according to Latshaw, where they’ll each be paired with an experienced officer who will relay how the neophytes are performing on duty. Around Labor Day, Latshaw said the department heads will make a determination on Saum and Williams.

“They’re smart guys, so I think they’ll be fine,” he said.

Thirty-one is currently the capacity of the police roster. Latshaw said with the two new additions the roster stands at 29. When the borough hires a new police chief that will make that number 30, with that final spot to be filled in August with another officer, Latshaw said.

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Tyler Miles is a news reporter for The Sentinel covering Carlisle. Follow him on Twitter @TylerTMiles or email him at tmiles@cumberlink.com.