A veteran police captain and published author has been nominated by the mayor of Northampton to be the city’s next police chief. Jody Kasper would be the department’s first female chief.
Mayor David Narkewicz Tuesday announced his choice of Kasper, a 19-year veteran of the department and current Captain of Operations, to be the next chief. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the City Council, but she appears to be an overwhelming favorite to lead the 65-person force.
"This is a department and a city that I love very much," said Kasper.