Retirement of Special Investigator Cheryl Warchol

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 29, 2018 / comments

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El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson announced the retirement of Special Investigator Cheryl Warchol. Special Investigator Warchol has dedicated over 35 years of her career in law enforcement, the last 28 years with the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office. Cheryl has a BS in Criminal Justice from California State University and began her career in 1980 as a Deputy Probation Counselor with the Orange County Probation Department. 

In 1990 she began her work with the El Dorado County District Attorney's Office as a Child Abuse Prevention Coordinator, and in 2011 she was promoted to Special Investigator.  The District Attorney Investigators assist the Prosecutors in preparing the case for trial by conducting interviews, interrogations, processing evidence and preparing reports.

Cheryl Warchol, one of the county’s victim-witness advocates, has special training and more than 25 years of experience interviewing children.  “Sometimes it’s all you have,” she said of the statements given by children. “We can lessen the trauma and improve the outcome” of the trial. Evidence has been used in such cases as physical and sexual abuse — sometimes against the child — domestic violence and homicide. 

Cheryl Warchol is a special investigator and Multidisciplinary Interview Center coordinator.  The MDIC interviews anyone between the ages of 3 and 18.  The MDIC has fielded between 75 and 100 cases each year in its 20-year history.  Recently the El Dorado County Multi-Disciplinary Team hosted the Regional Meeting of Children’s Advocacy Centers and Teams of Northern California El Dorado County’s Multi-Disciplinary Team hosted the Regional Meeting of Children’s Advocacy Centers.  

Cheryl has been a tireless and dedicated public servant, helping to serve and protect the most vulnerable in our society – children who have been sexually assaulted and abused. DA Vern Pierson stated, "It's with mixed emotions and sincere appreciation for her service that we are announcing the retirement of Special Investigator Cheryl Warchol. I wish Cheryl and her husband Joe many years of happiness in her retirement, she will definitely be missed."