As you may know, Sheriff Villanueva has cancelled all vacations through April 30, 2020. We have received many inquiries regarding this decision. While this may seem, and in effect, be inequitable please remember you are part of a para-military organization. As such, in states of emergency the Sheriff can issue such decrees. The current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic certainly qualifies as such an emergency. The only recourse available to you is pleading to your unit commander for relief. Unit commanders are authorized to staff their stations or commands accordingly and have discretionary authority to grant relief to those under his or her command. Please note, however, that it is unlikely that your request will be granted. In the future please ensure all vacation costs are fully refundable as there may be other public health or other emergencies of this nature. If you have any further questions or concerns feel free to contact us.