Supervisor Yesli Vega is a military wife, mother, former police officer and a Prince William County Sheriff’s Deputy who has dedicated her life to public service.
Born in Texas, Supervisor Vega moved with her family to Northern Virginia at the age of five. It was here that her mother and father taught her the invaluable lessons of hard work, faith in God, and love for the greatest country on His green earth.
Following a family tragedy, Supervisor Vega witnessed firsthand the impact that local law enforcement and first responders have in the service and protection of our local communities. Inspired by their heartfelt courage, and thankful for keeping her family intact, Supervisor Vega made a commitment to give back and joined the Alexandria, Virginia, Police Department, and later the Manassas Park Police Department.
As a Patrol Officer, Supervisor Vega found herself in various split second, life and death situations that our law enforcement faces every day. In addition to working the “street beat”, she also became a Field Training Officer, was a certified Hostage Negotiator, and member of the Crisis Intervention Team.
In 2012, Supervisor Vega temporarily left the world of law enforcement to accompany her husband, Rene (a U.S. Army Veteran), and their two children, during his deployment to South Korea.
In addition to her career in law enforcement, Supervisor Vega has served the Prince William community as a mentor to at-risk youth through the Cal Ripken Foundation’s “Badges for Baseball” program. She has also coached her daughter’s youth soccer teams at Northern Virginia Soccer Club, volunteered with Special Olympics and Santa Cops.
Supervisor Vega is a graduate of American Military University and the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy.