Major L. Deeann Cash

Photograph: Major L. Deeann Cash

Major Leigh Deeann Cash

Major L. Deeann Cash is in command of the Jail Bureau of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, in Forsyth County, Georgia.

Major Cash graduated from the Clayton County Police Academy and began her career as a Deputy Sheriff in 1986 with the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office. Over her 31 years at CCSO she was the first female with the Sheriff’s Office to work her way through all of the ranks from Deputy to Major. Major Cash has successfully worked in several different divisions including the Field Operations Division, the Crime Suppression Unit, the Crime Scene Unit, and Jail Operations. Major Cash was also the first female at the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office to be assigned to the Warrant Office as a Captain.

In 2016 she was promoted to Major and appointed as the Jail Administrator and Jail Operations Division Commander for the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, where she managed the nearly 2000 bed jail and was responsible for its operations. In June of 2017, she was recognized and bestowed the Georgia Jail Administrator of the Year award from the Georgia Jail Association. At the end of that same year Major Cash retired from the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office.

Major Cash began her new role as the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Director of Jail Operations in January of 2018.

Major Cash, originally from Birmingham, Alabama, grew up in Clayton County and now calls Cumming her home. She has two daughters and four grandchildren. Meredith, her oldest, and her husband Chris live in Ball Ground with their twin daughter and son. Her youngest daughter, Emma, lives with her husband David in McDonough, and they have a son and a daughter.

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