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protective services official

Cheryl Almeda Atherton, American protective services official. Named Young Career Woman of Year, Falmouth Business and Professional Women, 1984.


Atherton, Cheryl Almeda was born on August 31, 1955 in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Wilbur Nelson and Gloria Mae (Hezlitt) Atherton.


Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement, Western New England College, 1992. Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration, Western New England College, 1995.


Auxiliary/seasonal officer Falmouth (Massachusetts) Police Department, 1976—1979, provisional officer, 1979—1981, sexual assault investigator, since 1980, permanent police officer, since 1981. Elderly liaison officer Falmouth Police Department, 1982—1994, juvenile officer, 1987—1996, Drug Abuse Resistance Education officer, since 1989, acting sergeant midnight shift, 1996—1997, patrol officer midnight shift, 1997—2000, school resource officer, since 2000. Adjunct professor Western New England College, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1995—2001.


Member substance abuse commission Town of Falmouth, 1987—1996, town constable, 1989—2000. TAC officer Barnstable (Massachusetts) County Youth Academy, since 2000. Advisor Class of 2004 Falmouth High School, since 2001.

Member of Massachusetts Drug Abuse Resistance Education Officers Association (secretary, newsletter since 1989), National Drug Abuse Resistance Education Officers Association, National Association School Resource Officers.


  • Other Interests

    Motorcycling, music, paintball, dance, collecting pigs.


Married Ronald A. Cunha, October 14, 1989 (divorced August 13, 1995).

Wilbur Nelson Gloria


Ronald A. Cunha