Antioch Police add singing officer to the force

New Antioch Police Officer Jefferson Yega given his oath of office by Chief Steve Ford on Monday, July 17, 2023. Photos: APD

Attended Deer Valley High; brings sworn total to 99

By Antioch Police Department

Please welcome new Antioch Police Officer Jefferson Yega!

Officer Yega was born in Cameroon, which is a country in Western Africa. He moved to Antioch in 2012 and attended Deer Valley High School. Prior to joining Antioch PD, Officer Yega was a police officer in Oakdale, and has over six years of experience. In his spare time, Officer Yega enjoys weight training and going on long runs.

Officer Jefferson Yega sings while serving with the Oakdale Police Department. YouTube video screenshot of ABC10 News report.

Fun Fact: Officer Yega plays the guitar and enjoys listening to guitar tunes. If you search YouTube, you may find a video or two of his musical talents!

Officer Jefferson Yega with his family.

If you would like to join Officer Yega in keeping Antioch safe, please visit and click on the ‘contact us’ tab to get in touch with one of our recruiters. We offer a $30,000 signing bonus, along with an outstanding salary/benefits package for entry-level and lateral police officers.

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