The Middlebury Police Department will be juggling schedules because the police chief is on medical leave and two officers left the department in April.
The department has made two new hires, but both officers will have to complete academy training first.
Officials say they estimate the department will be fully staffed again in the summer of 2014.
In the meantime, current police officers say they will make do by using creative scheduling and additional shifts. The chief should be back on duty in a few weeks.