The Village of Goshen Police Department promoted two members in a ceremony at Village Hall that was attended by families, friends and members of the department on Monday, June 28.
Gregory A. Kelemen was promoted to sergeant. He previously was assigned as a detective.
Ptl. Robert A Kozlowski was assigned as a detective.
Police Chief James C. Watt reviewed the careers of Kelemen and Kozlowski in his recommendations to Mayor Peter Smith:
Gregory A. Kelemen
“Gregory started his law enforcement career in 2013 with the NYC Department of Environmental Police. He joined the Village of Goshen Police Department in 2014; he was assigned as Detective in 2019.
“Gregory was named the Village of Goshen Police Department’s Officer of the Year in 2016 for using Narcan to save the life of an overdose victim,” the chief added. “He is a certified EMT, general topics instructor, child safety seat technician and a department accreditation manager.”
The job pays $108,991, as per current contractual agreement.
Robert A Kozlowski
“Robert started his law enforcement career with the Town of Wallkill Police Department in 2013. He joined the Village of Goshen Police Department in 2014 as a part-time police officer and in 2017 became a full-time police officer.”
The chief added: “He was named the Village of Goshen Police Department’s Officer of the Year 2016 in two categories: for apprehending the robber of a local business and for saving the life of someone who was threatening to jump off the Route 17 overpass.
“He is a certified EMT, general topics instructor, child Safety seat technician and field training officer. He will be filling the vacancy that was created by the promotion of Gregory Kelemen to sergeant.
The job pays $89,789, as per current contractual agreement.