SPRINGFIELD, NJ — At this week's township committee meeting, Springfield officials approved the hiring of a new probationary police officer and firefighter.

Brandon Manresa was hired by the township to fill the police officer position, and will start July 1, while Michael Vanadia was hired as the probationary firefighter and will start July 13.

Following the conclusion of their first year, both Manresa and Vanadia will both be considered for promotion in their respective positions.