Undersheriff Sylvia Moir

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Why Wellness? Identifying upstream solutions to reduce downstream effects

About this Speaker

Undersheriff Sylvia Moir

Marin County Sheriff’s Office, FirstNet Authority Board

Undersheriff Sylvia Moir is known as a police executive who is calm in chaos and enthusiastic about the profession. A California native, Chief Moir has over three decades of local police practice, with over one decade as a Chief of Police. She was appointed as the Undersheriff of the Marin County Sheriff’s Office in September 2022, responsible for leading and managing the day-to-day operations and administration of the organization. She was appointed as the interim Chief of Police in Napa, California, in 2021; the Chief of Police in Tempe, Arizona, from 2016 to 2020, leading the department through multiple crises and advancements; and the Chief of El Cerrito Police Department in California from 2010 to 2016. Chief Moir spent most of her early career with the Sacramento Police Department where she served in every division of the department. She was the Incident Commander on hundreds of planned and spontaneous events, and she was deployed as an expert on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. She served as a trainer in several policing subjects, and as a member of the Sacramento Police Honor Guard. Notably, she completed rigorous and humbling training with the U.S. Army Old Guard at Fort Myer, Virginia, and at Arlington National Cemetery.

Chief Moir is the Principal of the Macrae Group Consulting where she and her team lead efforts to support California Senate Bill 2 – Peace Officer Certification and regulation related to Serious Misconduct, Training for California State University Police Chief Advisory board performance and building the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance Public Safety Partnership Law Enforcement Leadership Community of Practice.

In 2021, Chief Moir was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to the FirstNet Authority Board and is the chair of the Board’s Governance and Risk Committee. She is also a coordinator for the California Police Executive Development Course 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 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 where she was awarded the Butch Straub Award for Leadership and Intellectual Courage.