Brown says he sent notices to more than 170 deputies and corrections officers.
The majority of the 170 didn't report on Jan. 10 and 11. Some were out as many as three days.
Brown says public safety employees have a burden to report to duty during times of emergency.
The employees have five days to make an appointment with the sheriff and explain why they could not come to work.
The 170 employees include deputies who were supposed to be on the road and correctional officers needed to secure the jail.