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TERRI MC DONALD, Assistant Sheriff - Custody Operations



Terri McDonald, a 24-year veteran of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) was recently appointed to the position of Assistant Sheriff by Sheriff Lee Baca and will oversee the Custody Division of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Assistant Sheriff McDonald's career in law enforcement began in 1988 as a Correctional Officer with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. During her tenure with the CDCR, she literally worked her way up through the ranks of the Department, working as an Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, including Captain at Folsom State Prison, Associate Warden, Chief Deputy Warden, Division Chief, Chief Deputy Secretary and Undersecretary. Additionally, she oversaw the Statewide Classification Unit, Statewide Population Management Unit, assisted in revamping the correctional officer academy, oversaw and activated out-of-state prisons with California inmates.

Prior to her employment with our Department, Assistant Sheriff McDonald oversaw California's state prisons, juvenile justice, gang unit, fugitive apprehension unit, victim services, rehabilitative programming and the Ombudsman's office. During her years with the CDCR, Assistant Sheriff McDonald supervised approximately 300,000 offenders in prison and parole serving as an executive leader for roughly 60,000 employees, with an operating budget in excess of $10 billion.

Assistant Sheriff McDonald holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Leadership in Law Enforcement, graduating with Honors, from the University of San Francisco.

Assistant Sheriff McDonald maintains a home in Northern California and resides in Los Angeles County. She is single; but in a long-term committed relationship and in her free time enjoys travel, golf and camping.



SHB-27M-13 XXXX May 15, 2013








TERRI MC DONALD, Assistant Sheriff


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