Cheryl began her criminal justice career with the York County Sheriff’s Office, Detention Division in 1993. She made it her mission to learn as much as she could about the inner workings of a Jail. Over the course of her career, she became directly involved in all aspects of the detention center including booking and release, classification, commissary, inmate telephones, inmate funds, inmate records, NCIC, training, reporting, billing, budget, and technology.
Her true love was the implementation and management of facility projects. She was involved with setting up policies and procedures relating to the newly constructed facility in 1995 as well as training staff on the functionality of the new technology within it. In 2000 Cheryl was promoted to Systems Technician Officer which directly involved her in every aspect of existing and upgraded technology within the facility. By 2005 Cheryl was leading all technology related projects within the detention center which included a total facility security system upgrade and the implementation of a new JMS. Cheryl also led the data conversion of the two previous JMS systems used by the facility.
In 2016 Cheryl was the first female in the Sheriff’s Office to attain the rank of Captain. This position allowed her to learn additional aspects of Detention Administration. Cheryl retired in 2018, to care for a sick family member, but continued to sharpen her skills by finishing her BS in Criminal Justice and persuing a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification in the hopes of assisting of her law enforcement family again one day.
Cheryl is a co-founder of the annual “Kickin for a Cause” kickball tournament, which partners with local children’s assistance groups in York County to provide essential fundraising. She is a board member of “Crime Stoppers”, York County, is active in her church, and is a proud “Band Mom”. Cheryl and her husband Robert have four wonderful children.