North Adams Mayor Tom Bernard is inviting members of the community to meet the three finalists who are being considered as the city’s next police chief.

The public meetings will be part of a series of interviews and meetings with each finalist. The meetings are intended as an opportunity for city residents to hear from the candidates as well as to ask questions and share concerns about the future of public safety in North Adams.

As part of a release announcing the meetings Thursday, Bernard was quoted as saying, “The police chief is one of the most visible leaders in the community, and it’s important that members of our community have the opportunity to meet and hear from the individuals being considered for this important leadership position.”


The three finalists and their planned meeting times are:

  • Jamie D. Berger, currently a detective sergeant with the Wayland, MA, Police Department; Tuesday, March 26, 4:30-5:30 P.M. at The Green, 85 Main St.
  • Jason R. Wood, currently a lieutenant with the North Adams Police Department; Wednesday, March 27, 4:30-5:30 P.M. at the UNO Community Center, 157 River St., and
  • Bryan N. Terzian, currently a captain with the Ridgefield, CT, Police Department; Thursday, March 28, 4:30-5:30 P.M. at the UNO Community Center, 157 River St.

The three were selected following a national search and preliminary screening of candidates by a police chief search committee convened by the mayor. The city’s next chief of police will replace Chief Michael Cozzaglio, who retired in February after 32 years of service with the NAPD but continues to serve in an interim capacity.

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