Plumsted officials hire 2 new officers

PLUMSTED – The Township Committee has hired two police officers to replace two men who recently left the Plumsted Police Department.

The appointments of Officer Joseph Engrassia and Officer John R. Garrigan were recently approved by the members of the governing body.

“We are excited for these new officers,” Mayor Jack Trotta said. “We believe they are a good fit and we look forward to working with them.”

Trotta said officers Jared England and Michael Katandais recently resigned from the police department.

Municipal officials said Garrigan will replace Katandais as the school resource officer at the New Egypt Middle School and New Egypt High School, while Engrassia will replace England as a patrolman.

“We appreciate the work they have done for the township … and we wish them both well,” Trotta said of Katandais and England.

Officials said Garrigan and Engrassia will receive a police officer’s base salary of $34,704.

— Andrew Martins