|Deputy Cherisha Kimball|
Portrayed by:Mary Birdsong
First seen:Cop School
Not much is know about her early life, except that she is originally from Shreveport, Louisiana and, according to her accounts, led a past is filled with sin and small time crimes and misdemeanors. She states that she joined the force because she believes "Enforcing the law is my way of righting all my wrongs, cleaning up my karma. Also, they give good benefits."
She joined the force early in Season 3, winning a competition among top police academy graduates; however, she was only chosen after the two front-runners withdrew for various reasons.
She is perpetually accused of being a lesbian, despite her denials when asked bluntly on several occasions. She is often asked for dates by lesbians. In one episode, when she was the first one to arrive at the scene of Junior's "officer down" radio call--and thinking that his gunshot wound was grave--she eventually admitted to having had erotic fantasies of women. In fact, Junior was not mortally wounded; he had set up the scenario in an attempt to trick her into having sex with him. In the course of what she thought was a conversation with a person about to die, the two exchange information on their family backgrounds; Kimball and Junior gradually realize that they share a common uncle in Louisiana.