Commander Cheryl Moody was born in Kansas City, Mo, but grew up in Long Beach, California. After High School, Cheryl served for 3 years in the U.S. Air Force as a reservist.
Cheryl was a fingerprint classifier at Long Beach Police Department prior to joining the Pasadena Police Department as an officer in August 28, 1992.
During her career with Pasadena PD she has worked several assignments including; Patrol, Neighborhood Crime Task Force, Research & Development, Police Activities League, the Special Enforcement Section, (where she was the first female Sergeant to complete SWAT school), Detectives, Employment Services and Internal Affairs and prior to her promotion to Commander, served as the department’s SWAT Commander.
Cheryl is one of the founding members of the San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) which started in 2003. Cheryl is a former Region-6 Vice President, which covers six western states, and she was also a member of the NOBLE Executive Board.
Cheryl obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree from California State University Long Beach in Emergency Management, and her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University.
Cheryl has two adult sons; Derek and Justin both of which is very proud