David Vasquez Appointed Tuolumne County Sheriff

The Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors has appointed a new sheriff. Captain David Vasquez succeeds Sheriff Bill Pooley following a unanimous vote. His new position took effect immediately.

Vasquez is a military veteran and serves as president of the Curtis Creek Elementary School District Board. He was Pooley’s pick for the job.

Pooley announced his retirement in January after a 34-year career in law enforcement. He had served as the county’s top cop since 2018.

Vasquez will have the opportunity to run for election in 2026.