Hattiesburg adds more police officers

The Hattiesburg Police department added two more officers to the force Monday.

Bryn Jones and Jeremiah Rayner were sworn in at the Mayor's office and given their badges. Jones previously worked in law enforcement in Starkville. Rayner worked with HPD before, but left to pursue a degree.

Police Chief Frazier Bolton said these additions are a sign of the department's growth.

"This is going to be a continued effort," said Bolton. "We have some more people that we are doing back ground checks, and we're going to continue to add to our ranks with officers or the senior officers and from other departments."

Hattiesburg now has 126 officers on the force.