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First responders and local employees spend Christmas Day at work

CHP's Maximum Enforcement Period ends tomorrow evening
Posted at 7:21 PM, Dec 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-25 22:21:40-05

While many have the day off, some people across the Central Coast are hard at work on Christmas Day.

The California Highway Patrol says they typically up their staff from four officers per shift to seven due to their maximum enforcement period.

Officers receive their holiday schedule a year in advance so that they are able to plan ahead.

“We’ll still try to get, if you live close within the area, go by and see your family for a few minutes and say hi and then after we get off shift then that’s whenever we usually do our celebration,” Officer J.W. Townsen with SLO CHP.

Employees at other work places such as Edgewater Inn in Pismo Beach are able to rank their desire holidays to help accommodate their traveling needs.

“We want employees to be able to spend time with their families, so today we are running the whole hotel with 3 housekeepers. Front desk, typically 8 front desk staff but today we’re running the whole show with only 3.” said Robert Lewis, the hotels office manager.