Sylvia Moir

Sylvia Moir

Board Member

Board Committees: Advocacy, Governance and Risk Committee Chairman
Term expires: September 2024

Chief Moir is a police executive with more than three decades of local police practice; with over one decade as a Chief of Police.  In February 2021 she was appointed as the Interim Chief in Napa, California where she was brought in to use her experience to strengthen the organization. She was the Chief of Police in Tempe, Arizona 2016-2020 leading the department through multiple crises and advancements, and the Chief of El Cerrito Police Department in California from 2010-2016.  She spent most of her early career with the Sacramento Police Department where she served in every division of the department and she was the Incident Commander on hundreds of planned and spontaneous events, she was deployed as an expert on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team, a trainer in several policing subjects, and a member of the Sacramento Police Honor Guard. Notably, she completed rigorous and humbling training with the US Army Old Guard at Fort Myer, VA and Arlington National Cemetery.

She is the chair of the Community Policing Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, an advisor for WRAP Technologies, and a member of the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force. She served on the Executive Board of the Arizona and California Associations of Chiefs of Police and is a past President of the Police Executive Research Forum. Chief Moir is in demand as a speaker and in 2019, she participated in TEDx SoMa’s Modern Campfire series, where she spoke on the complexity of modern-day policing and the importance of practicing mindfulness and developing resilience for enduring service.  Chief Moir holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento, a Master of Arts in Organizational Management, and a Master of Science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School - Center for Homeland Defense and Security.