New BCSO sheriff takes oath, issues no-access orders to 10 employees

Sheriff Javier Salazar took oath at midnight

SAN ANTONIO – At the stroke of midnight, Bexar County celebrated a new year and welcomed a new sheriff.

Javier Salazar took the oath of office at midnight. He took over from former Sheriff Susan Pamerleau.

Upon taking office, the new sheriff issued a no-access order to 10 people. The people are not permitted in any secure or nonpublic areas of the Sheriff’s Office.

The memo to Bexar County captains and lieutenants said should any of the people need access they will need to contact the sheriff’s administration.

In the days leading up to the transition, Salazar got a temporary restraining order against Pamerleau over her attempt to make changes to her staff in her final hours in power.

On Friday, a judge sided with Pamerleau to dissolve the temporary restraining order that blocked staff changes.