Sherie E. Pearsall

Sherie E. Pearsall

Deputy Chief

SHERIE E. PEARSALL is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina. She graduated from East Mecklenburg High School in 1989, obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History from Livingstone College in 1993 and her Master of Business Administration from Pfeiffer University in 2005. 

She is the eldest of five children and the daughter of Charles Bell and the late Reverend Jackey Bell. Sherie and her wife Tania have one son and five grandchildren. 

She joined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in March of 1994 and has served in numerous capacities.  Sherie has served as a community police officer and supervisor, bike officer, member of the SWAT team as a tactical team member and supervisor, N.C. General Instructor, Internal Affairs Division
Detective Sergeant, Watch Commander, Division Commander, Service Area Major, Training and Recruitment Major, Chief of Staff, Director of the Office of Professional Responsibility, Special Operations Commander, and Administrative Services Bureau Major. She currently serves as the Administrative Services Group Deputy Chief where she directs the operations of the Training and Recruitment, Community Services and Administrative Services Bureaus. She also leads the department’s wellness programs and initiatives. Sherie is a graduate of the 50th session of the Senior Management Institute for Police, the 238th Session of the FBI National Academy, Leadership Charlotte Class #30, and an inductee in the Livingstone College Athletic Hall of Fame. She is a past recipient of the Chief’s Award for Excellence in Policing and the Police Community Relations Award. She was featured in “Who’s Who in Black Charlotte” and Pride Magazine, recognized as one of Mecklenburg Times 50 Most Influential Women, and a recipient of the MLK Growing the Dream Award. She is the President of the Rock Hill Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and President of the Greater Charlotte Chapter of NOBLE.

In her 29-year years of service with the CMPD and as an active member and servant of multiple communities, Sherie seeks to be a positive role model for all seeking an opportunity to serve. She believes service is about meeting the needs of others and therefore, should be a matter of the heart.