El Cerrito Police Chief Sylvia Moir speaks at the city's Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance in 2012. Moir was appointed interim chief of the Napa Police Department on Tuesday. (Photo by Chris Treadway/Bay City News)

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Sylvia Moir will assume duties as interim chief of the Napa Police Department on Monday following a unanimous City Council vote earlier this week.

Moir, who was chief of the El Cerrito Police Department from 2010-16, will lead the department while the city recruits a permanent chief, a process expected to take six to seven months, city officials said.

“I am humbled and grateful to serve the City of Napa Police Department and the community while they search for a permanent chief to fill the role,” Moir said. “I am equally confident that my enthusiasm and experience in municipal policing will support and advance the service that the men and women of the Napa Police Department provide as they safeguard the community.”

Moir, a California native and a veteran of 30 years in law enforcement, left El Cerrito in 2016 to become police chief in Tempe, Arizona, from 2016 until her retirement in 2020.