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Northampton promotes two more police officers

Jody Kasper, who has been a Northampton Police officer since 1998, has been promoted to captain and Alan Borowski, also appointed a Northampton officer in 1998, has been promoted to detective lieutenant.

The announcements come about two weeks after 36-year veteran Capt. Joseph Koncas retired and Dorothy Clayton was sworn in as the department’s first female Captain.

Kasper served as a patrol officer, field training officer and a bicycle patrol officer before moving to the detective bureau. She has worked as a patrol sergeant, shift lieutenant, then detective lieutenant until this promotion, according to Mayor David J. Narkewicz.

Kasper has earned masters’ degrees in both criminal justice and public administration and is now working as an adjunct professor at Elms College teaching criminal justice, forensic psychology and violence.

Kasper, 39, also instructs at Roger Williams University’s Justice System Training and Research Institute, and teaches several recruit and veteran courses for the Massachusetts Police Training Committee. She has written three police management and administration books as well as several articles for national law enforcement magazines, according to the mayor’s office.

Borowski, 41, has worked in the patrol division as well as becoming a certified field training officer. He later was assigned to the detective bureau, and then promoted to patrol sergeant in 2010. In that rank he was the crime scene unit supervisor, a position he still holds, according to Narkewicz.

Borowski has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and has attended multiple specialized training courses, as well as management studies at Roger Williams University’s Justice System Training and Research Institute.

Both promotions are effective immediately.

Bob Dunn can be reached at bdunn@gazettenet.com.

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