New Milford swore in two new officers this week.

Chad Stephen and Nick Ryan joined the force, each bringing about three years of experience. Both also earned bachelor’s degrees at Western Connecticut State University, said Sgt. Earl Wheeler, with the New Milford Police Department.

Stephen previously served with the Trumbull Police Department. He is from New Milford and a graduate of New Milford High School.

Ryan previously served in the Winsted Police Department and is from Bethel.

Wheeler said the men will be great assets for the department and community.

“We’re excited to have them here,” he said.

The department plans to hire two more officers, Wheeler said.