Hanover Town Council at its meeting on Tuesday approved hiring a fourth police officer beginning in 2023 along with creating three other full-time positions to be filled this year.

Council member Debbie Kroger said Hanover Town Marshal Shane Caldwell had requested the additional officer due to the department’s increased workload. Hanover Police is currently a three-officer department but previously had a four person staff. The workload is busy enough that a fourth officer is once again needed.