AMHERST, Mass. – Three recent promotions within the University of Massachusetts Amherst Police Department were formally celebrated today during ceremonies at the Mullins Center.
Police Chief John K. Horvath presided at the event, where Deputy Chief Ian Cyr, Lieutenant Jessica Moore and Sergeant Brian Green were ceremonially sworn in and presented with their badges. James Sheehan, vice chancellor for administration and finance, also spoke at the event, which included UMPD personnel, campus officials and family and friends of the honorees.
“These three individuals have demonstrated unwavering commitment and professionalism while serving the department,” said Horvath. “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 patrol and 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 with UMPD and rose through the ranks over the next 18 years. He became a sergeant in 2001 and lieutenant in 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Westfield State College and is planning to pursue a master’s degree as part of the MBA/MPA Program. He is also a 2008 graduate of the FBI National Academy Session #234 in Quantico, Va.
Jessica Moore was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant on Aug. 18. She has served with UMPD 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 many 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 2012. He joined the department in 2000 and has been awarded UMPD’s Life Saving Medal and several letters of commendation. Prior to joining UMPD, 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 A.S. in criminal justice from Berkshire Community College.