One of the most critical police functions is the investigation of criminal offenses. The objective of the police investigation is the successful identification, apprehension and prosecution of criminal offenders. The major purpose of the criminal investigation is to gather information.

The ultimate success or failure of this police effort is closely related to the immediate response and the police action taken at the time the crime is first brought to their attention.

A Detective is an officer assigned to further investigate and prosecute felonies and such misdemeanors as require extended investigations. The Adams police officer assigned to this position is Detective Lawrence Ordyna. He can be reached at the police department during the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm.

Other agencies in which the detective works closely is the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services Unit as well as their crime lab, the Berkshire County Drug Task Force and the detectives from the surrounding police agencies.