Shelisa Williams was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Shelisa joined the Air Force at the age of 17 and was stationed at George Air Force Base in Victorville, Ca. After four years of service, she received an honorable discharge and remained in California with her husband. Shelisa received an Association of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from San Bernardino Valley College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Studies from California State University – Long Beach.
Shelisa began her career with the Sheriff’s Department as a Fiscal Clerk assigned to payroll, and after two years, she was hired as a deputy sheriff trainee, and attended the Frank Bland Regional Training Center, 117th Basic Academy.
Upon graduating from the academy in 1994, Shelisa was assigned to West Valley Detention Center. She has also been assigned to Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center, Transportation Division, and Rancho Cucamonga Patrol Station. Shelisa was also assigned to the Frank Bland Regional Training Center as a tactical officer and as well as Employee Resources as a background investigator. Shelisa is currently assigned as the Legislative Liaison for San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
As a Legislative Liaison, Shelisa reviews legislation that may have an impact on the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and advises the Sheriff on whether to support or actively oppose these measures. She testifies on behalf of Sheriff McMahon at various policy committees of the State Legislature, and represents the Sheriff in state budget negotiations for local funding. Shelisa travels to Sacramento and Washington, D.C. on a regular basis to seek supplemental funding for department projects.
Shelisa is a member of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard, California State Sheriff’s Association Legislative Committee, and the California Peace Officers’ Association’s Legislative Committee.