Chief Jody D. Kasper has been with the City of Northampton Police Department since 1998.

She is a member of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, the Western Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and is on the Executive Board for the Hampshire Heroin/Opioid Prevention and Education coalition.

She has been an adjunct professor teaching at Elms College since 2005 and also teaches a variety of police trainings in the areas of motivation and morale, progressive police supervision, and comprehensive police safety programs.

She has a Masters degree in criminal justice and a second Masters degree in public administration. She has published numerous articles and books in the areas of police leadership, supervision, and safety.