City of Asheville Submitted: August 6, 2020 | Updated: December 9, 2020

(August 2020) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department and Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office Annual Tactical Team Reports and Equipment Inventories

[REQUEST 1]

Hello City of Asheville, NC Government (and APD),

I'd like to make a public records request for the following information:

1) Please provide the annual tactical team reports and equipment inventories for the Asheville Police Department for the years 2018, 2019 and, if available, 2020.

2) Also, please provide any equipment received through federal programs, including, but not limited, to the 1033 military surplus program. Please provide the most responsive records for 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Thank you for your assistance!
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[REQUEST 2]

Hello Buncombe County, NC Sheriff's Office,

I'd like to make a public records request for the following information:

1) Please provide the annual tactical team reports and equipment inventories for the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office for the years 2018, 2019 and, if available, 2020.

2) Also, please provide any equipment received through federal programs, including, but not limited, to the 1033 military surplus program. Please provide the most responsive records for 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Thank you for your assistance!

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • December 9, 2020 12:29 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 9, 2020, 12:29 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Fwd: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department Annual Tactical Team Reports and Equipment Inventories

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request. We’ve marked it as completed on our site.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 3, 2020, 4:32 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Fwd: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department Annual Tactical Team Reports and Equipment Inventories

     

    Good afternoon Sunshine Request,
    There are no responsive records regarding inventories as they are not subject to public record because they contain police tactical information pursuant to NCGS 132.

     

    As to the second part of the request, the Asheville Police Department does not have, or intends to acquire, any surplus military assets.

     

    Let me know if you have any questions.
    Best,
    Liz Harper (she/her)
    Public Records Officer, City of Asheville
    (828) 259-5631 [email protected]


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 3, 2020, 4:24 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Fwd: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department Annual Tactical Team Reports and Equipment Inventories
    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    We’re following up on this request that was sent in on August 10th: (August 2020) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department Annual Tactical Team Reports and Equipment Inventories

     

    At this point there is no clarity on the request’s estimated completion date, or what is taking so long for the request to be processed. Can you please let us know what is the specific reasoning for the delay, and whether that’s on the City’s end, APD, legal, etc. and when it will be completed?

     

    We appreciate all your help,
    Sunshine Request


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 5, 2020, 2:56 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Fwd: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department Annual Tactical Team Reports and Equipment Inventories

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Thank you for the update! We’ll follow up again around late-November if we don’t hear back before then.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 29, 2020, 8:42 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Fwd: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department Annual Tactical Team Reports and Equipment Inventories

     

    Good morning Sunshine Request,

     

    Your request is still being processed but I do not have an update on your request at this time. I will forward you any responsive records when processing is complete. Please let me know if you have other questions.

     

    Cheers,
    Liz Harper (she/her)
    Public Records Clerk, City of Asheville
    (828) 259-5631 [email protected]


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 27, 2020, 4:41 PM
    subject: Fwd: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department Annual Tactical Team Reports and Equipment Inventories

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Public Records,

     

    We’re following up on this public records request which was sent in on August 10th: (August 2020) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department Annual Tactical Team Reports and Equipment Inventories

     

    We’ve forwarded all past correspondence we’ve had on this request below. Is there any update to report? We’ll follow up again in mid-November if we don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    cc: Sarah Terwilliger <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 30, 2020, 1:21 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department Annual Tactical Team Reports and Equipment Inventories

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Thank you for the update! When we follow up on this request again in mid-October we will forward to the “opengov” email address.

     

    Thank you so much for all your help with various requests!

     

    Best,
    Sunshine Request


    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Sarah Terwilliger <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 25, 2020, 3:39 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department Annual Tactical Team Reports and Equipment Inventories

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    I do not have an update on this request. Once processing is complete, we will forward you any responsive records. In the meantime, please let me know if you have other questions.
    All best,

    Teresa (Terry) White
    Public Records Officer
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office

    828.259.5631
    Office Hours:
    M-W and F: 8am – 4:30 pm
    pronouns: she/her/hers

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    cc: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 25, 2020, 3:25 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department Annual Tactical Team Reports and Equipment Inventories

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville,

     

    We’re following up on this request: (August 2020) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department and Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office Annual Tactical Team Reports and Equipment Inventories

     

    We wanted to confirm that it is still being processed, and if possible could you please provide an update as to where it is in your queue? We will follow up again in mid-October if we haven’t heard back.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 14, 2020, 3:20 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department Annual Tactical Team Reports and Equipment Inventories

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Thank you for confirming receipt of the request. We’ll follow up again in early September if we don’t hear anything before then.

     

    We appreciate your assistance!
    Sunshine Request


    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 11, 2020, 9:50 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department Annual Tactical Team Reports and Equipment Inventories

     

    Good morning, Sunshine Request:
    I have received your public records report and will forward it to the appropriate person(s) for processing. Once processing is complete, I will forward you any responsive records. In the meantime, please let me know if you have questions.
    All best,

    Teresa (Terry) White
    Public Records Officer
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 10, 2020, 4:01 PM
    subject: (August 2020) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department  Annual Tactical Team Reports and Equipment Inventories

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville,

     

    We’ve received a new public records request via our website www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let us know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. We will plan on following up again around that time.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (August 2020) Request for Asheville, NC Police Department Annual Tactical Team Reports and Equipment Inventories

     

    Message: “Hello City of Asheville, NC Government (and APD),

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information:

     

    1) Please provide the annual tactical team reports and equipment inventories for the Asheville Police Department for the years 2018, 2019 and, if available, 2020.

     

    2) Also, please provide any equipment received through federal programs, including, but not limited, to the 1033 military surplus program. Please provide the most responsive records for 2018, 2019, and 2020.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    ** Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • September 23, 2020 1:06 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 23, 2020, 1:06 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office Annual Tactical Team Reports and Equipment Inventories

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request. We’ve marked it as completed on our site.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 16, 2020, 3:56 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office Annual Tactical Team Reports and Equipment Inventories

     

    Hello Sunshine Requests,

     

    The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office does not participate in the 1033 program. We have a number of DOJ grants that help fund
    our Patrol functions, but that funding does not go toward any “military surplus equipment.”

     

    The definition of tactical is “relating to or constituting actions carefully planned to gain a specific military end.” we do not have any special units or divisions that fit that definition.

     

    Aaron


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 10, 2020, 4:01 PM
    subject: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office Annual Tactical Team Reports and Equipment Inventories

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office,

     

    We’ve received a new public records request via our website www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let us know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. We will plan on following up again around that time.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (August 2020) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office Annual Tactical Team Reports and Equipment Inventories

     

    Message: “Hello Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information:

     

    1) Please provide the annual tactical team reports and equipment inventories for the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office for the years 2018, 2019 and, if available, 2020.

     

    2) Also, please provide any equipment received through federal programs, including, but not limited, to the 1033 military surplus program. Please provide the most responsive records for 2018, 2019, and 2020.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    ** Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • August 6, 2020 6:28 pm

    5 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending