Statewide 9-1-1 Leadership

Isaiah Vega

  • Colonel Isaiah Vega
  • Deputy Director

Colonel Isaiah Vega currently serves as the Deputy Director for the Division of Statewide 9-1-1. Prior to this appointment, Lieutenant Colonel Vega served as the Assistant Deputy Director for the Division of Internal Investigation (2022-2023), Deputy Director for the Division of Justice Services (2019-2022), Assistant Deputy Director for the Division of Internal Investigation (2016-2019), and the Assistant Deputy Director for the Division of Administration (2015-2016).

Colonel Vega joined the Illinois State Police in 1998 and began his career as a patrol officer in District Chicago. He has served in nearly every Division within the agency allowing him to gain a plethora of knowledge and experience in various administrative, investigative and enforcement positions. His assignments have included: Patrol Officer, Recruitment Officer, Academy Instructor, Control & Arrest Tactics Instructor, RaDAR/LiDAR Instructor, Ethics Instructor, Class Coordinator, Intelligence Officer, Financial Crimes, Internal Investigations, Public Information Officer (2009-2012), Deputy Commander of the ISP 2013 Presidential Inauguration Security Detail, Protective Services Unit Commander (2012-2014), and Gaming Unit Commander (2014-2015).

Colonel Vega is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy, with a minor in Political Science. He holds certificates in “Inclusive and Ethical Leadership” and “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace” from the University of South Florida. He has participated in numerous leadership and management programs throughout his career including the ILETSB Executive Institute’s Police Executive Role Command School (2019), and the FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute, receiving the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award in 2023. In October 2023, Colonel Vega was honored by the Hispanic Illinois State Law Enforcement Association as the recipient of the Hector Jordan Lifetime Achievement Award.

Yokely, Michael

  • Michael T. Yokley
  • Assistant Deputy Director

Assistant Deputy Director Michael Yokley began his career with ISP in 2002 in the Fiscal Management Bureau. He worked in accounting, property control, purchasing, and accounts payable prior to becoming the bureau chief in 2006. In 2018 the Budget Office and Fiscal Management Bureau were merged into The Office of Finance under the Director’s Office and he became the Chief Financial Officer for the ISP until his appointment to ADD. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Illinois.

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  • Ms. Cindy Barbera-Brelle
  • Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator

Ms. Cindy Barbera-Brelle was appointed by the Governor’s Office as the first Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator on February 8, 2016 and reappointed for a two-year term in January of 2017 and August of 2019. She was previously the Executive Director of the Northwest Central Dispatch System (NWCDS). In this role she oversaw the day-to-day technical, administrative, and operational functions of the multi-jurisdictional 9-1-1 communication center that served eleven communities in northwest suburban Cook County. Prior to her incumbency with NWCDS, she served as a Director of the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department where she oversaw its 9-1-1 emergency communication center for the unincorporated areas of the county. In addition to her work in the public sector, Ms. Barbera-Brelle was a Senior Program Manager with Printrak a Motorola Company. She oversaw the implementation of multi-agency computer aided dispatch and record management systems.

Ms. Barbera-Brelle earned her bachelor’s degree in law enforcement administration from Western Illinois University. She holds a master’s degree from DePaul University and a MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management.