Recent UMass Police promotions celebrated
AMHERST — Three recent promotions within the University of Massachusetts Amherst Police Department were celebrated Wednesday during ceremonies at the Mullins Center.
Police Chief John K. Horvath presided at the event, where Deputy Chief Ian Cyr, Lt. Jessica Moore and Sgt. Brian Green were sworn in and presented with their badges.
“These three individuals have demonstrated unwavering commitment and professionalism while serving the department,” Horvath said in a statement. “I’m confident that each will do an outstanding job in their new positions.”
Ian Cyr was promoted in June from lieutenant to deputy chief of operations. In that role, he manages patrol functions and oversees specialized units including foot patrols, mounted police and K-9, bicycle, motorcycle, traffic and tactical units. His other responsibilities include supervising the detective bureau and all investigations involving serious crimes, providing appropriate responses to high-risk incidents or highly sensitive situations, and serving as liaison between the department and local, state and federal agencies.
Cyr began his career in law enforcement in 1995 at UMass. He became a sergeant in 2001 and lieutenant in 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Westfield State University and is planning to pursue a master’s degree. He is also a 2008 graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Jessica Moore was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant on Aug. 18. She has served with the university department since 2001 and was promoted to sergeant in 2005. She attended Westfield State University, majoring in criminal justice. Over the years, Moore has been involved with specialized units including the tactical team, defensive tactics and the Citizens Police Academy. She is also a certified firearms instructor.
Brian Green was appointed to sergeant in March after serving as acting sergeant since September of 2012. He joined the department in 2000 and has been awarded its Life Saving Medal and several letters of commendation. Prior to joining the force, he was a police officer at Bridgewater State College, a special police officer in Boston and a deputy sheriff in Berkshire County. He holds an associate’s degree in criminal justice.