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North Adams Swears in New Police Chief Wood

Police Chief Jason Wood stood on the stage at Brayton School on Friday afternoon and pledged that the Police Department under his leadership would be committed to community engagement and connecting victims with the services they need.

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Retiring North Adams Police Chief Gets Standing Ovation

Bernard's proclamation detailed Cozzaglio's history with the city, from the time he was appointed as a reserve patrol officer to his coordination and apprehension of the suspect during the attempted bank robbery and bomb on Main Street.

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New North Adams Police Chief Has Community-Based Vision

The city's new police chief-designate has a strong vision for the future of his department: community based, collaborative, realistic and transparent.

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Veteran City Officer Selected as New North Adams Police Chief

Lt. Jason R. Wood was selected out of 40 candidates following a national search to replace retiring Police Chief Michael Cozzaglio. He will be the city's first new "police chief" in 38 years following the elimination of the public safety commissioner post.

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Community Forums Set for North Adams Police Chief Candidates

A search committee has recommended three finalists, including the city's current top officer, to become the police chief for the city of North Adams.

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North Adams Council Restores Fire, Police Chief Titles

The adoption was prompted by the announced retirement of Police Director Michael Cozzaglio, who has been in his post for 15 years. However, the changes have been discussed off and on after the past administration abandoned attempts to fill the commissioner of public safety post six years ago.

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North Adams Council to Take Up Public Safety Chief Changes

Mayor Thomas Bernard had pledged nearly two weeks to move forward with the change with the looming retirement of Police Director Michael Cozzaglio.

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Cozzaglio Retiring as North Adams Police Director

But Cozzaglio may not retire as police director. Bernard said he will put into motion a plan to have him retire as police chief a designation that his replacement will also have.

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Tyer Officially Appoints Wynn As Pittsfield's Chief of Police

Mayor Linda Tyer is looking to remove the word "acting" from Police Chief Michael Wynn's title. The mayor is asking the City Council to as chief, a role he has been serving for a decade under an acting provision. Wynn had been promoted to administrative captain in 2007, essentially managing the department. In 2009, he was appointed "acting chief of police" and has served in that role since.

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