Felicia H. McAdoo is Chief Deputy Sheriff of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office and is the highest ranking female officer. She began her career in 1986 as a security officer and has served in many levels of supervision including Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Major, and Detention Commander, until her selection to Chief Deputy in 2008. Some of her previous areas of experience include work release, arrest processing, facility development, Office of Professional Compliance (internal affairs), field services, and the Courts Division.
McAdoo attended Rutledge College, Gaston College and is a graduate of The Administrative Officer's Management Program at North Carolina State University. She is a member of the American Correctional Association, National Sheriff's Association, North Carolina Sheriff's Association, and North Carolina Jail Administrators Association. She also serves as a mentor for Mecklenburg County's Leadership Education and Development program, is Chairperson of the Sheriff's Employee of the Month Committee and is a Police Activities League board member. McAdoo is a Charlotte native and is married with three teenagers.