Pasadena Police Department Appoints First Female Deputy Chief

Cheryl Moody official Pasadena Police Department photo
Deputy Chief Cheryl Moody

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department is proud to announce that Chief of Police John Perez has appointed Cheryl Moody to the rank of Deputy Chief. The Deputy Chief will begin in her new role on Feb. 17. Deputy Chief Moody is the first woman in the police department’s more than 130-year history to serve as deputy chief.

Deputy Chief Moody was hired as a police officer with Pasadena Police Department in 1992 after serving three years in the United States Air Force and working four years with the Long Beach Police Department. Deputy Chief Moody possesses nearly three decades of policing experience, leading many high-performing teams over the years, including the Special Enforcement Section. She has served on Pasadena Police Department’s Executive Command Staff for five years and has held executive board positions with local and national chapters of The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE). Deputy Chief Moody is currently serving as the president of the Los Angeles County Chapter of Women Leaders in Law Enforcement (WLLE).

Deputy Chief Moody will oversee all of Pasadena Police Department’s daily operations, as well as the department’s special projects, while continuing the department’s reorganization efforts.

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