The Great Barrington Police Department welcomes three new officers who recently graduated from the Reading Police Academy. Officers Connor Storti, Elias Casey and Brandon Hammer completed the rigorous and highly competitive six-month recruit training program.
“All three officers represented us very well and performed admirably while at the academy”, said Chief William Walsh. “We’re happy to now have them on patrol.”
Casey had been a reserve officer with the department for several years and served very well in that capacity. He is a member of the Great Barrington Fire Department as well.
Hammer is a local resident who graduated from Westfield State University. He has worked in several areas and came to us well-regarded.
Connor Storti’s father is GBPD Sgt. Paul Storti. The younger Storti had been employed as the local parking enforcement officer. He is a graduate of Berkshire Community College.
Due to Covid-19 limitations, the academy graduation was closed to the public. The department held a small welcoming ceremony in front of the station on Sept. 18 to recognize their achievements.