The Dry Ridge Police Department tripled in size July 1 as two new officers were sworn in to protect and serve the city.
David Osborne and K.J. Little, both Dry Ridge residents, are now part of the force after being hired to expand the department in an effort to fight drug use and other crimes.
“We’re looking forward to being able to curb some of these problems that people are complaining about,” said Mayor Jim Wells.
Chief Rick Kells previously was the sole police officer for the city.