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Mayor Richard Kos has announced the swearing in of seven new Police Officers and one transferring Police Officer that took place in a ceremony at City Hall today.
The seven new Police Officers, William Kelly, Joseph Kozlowski, Steven Sawyer, Christina Obert, Joel Martinez, Christopher Kuenzel, and Robert Archambault, have completed their training at the Western Massachusetts Police Academy in Springfield and graduated last Friday. Benjamin Austin is transferring from the North Adams Police Department. They will begin working with the Chicopee Police Department today.
William Kelly is a graduate of Holyoke Community College, earning his Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice.
Joseph Kozlowski, previously employed as a Special Police Officer with the Chicopee Police Department, is a 2015 graduate of Holyoke Community College, earning his Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice.
Steven Sawyer is currently pursuing his Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Springfield Technical Community College.
Christina Obert is a graduate of American International College and Westfield State University, earning degrees in Clinical Psychology and Criminal Justice, respectively.
Joel Martinez studied Computer Science at Monroe College and is a former security officer.
Christopher Kuenzel is a 2017 Westfield State University graduate, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology.
Robert Archambault, previously employed as a Special Police Officer with the Chicopee Police Department, is a graduate of Westfield State University, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
Benjamin Austin, a former Sergeant in the United States Army Reserve, is transferring to the Chicopee Police Department from the North Adams Police Department where he has been a Partolman since 2008.
“It is important to maintain a full complement of personnel in public safety,” said Mayor Kos. “I thank the City Council for their continued support in this effort.”
“I would like to welcome these new officers to the department,” said Chief William Jebb. “I thank Mayor Kos and the City Council for their continued support of public safety and the police department.”