Buncombe County Submitted: August 26, 2020 | Updated: October 22, 2020

(August 2020) Request for “documentation relevant to training new supervisors at the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department” 01/01/20 – 07/31/20

Hello Buncombe County, NC Sheriff's Office,

I'd like to make a public records request for the following information. These requests may possibly be more like informational type questions, and not necessarily “public records requests” - If so, please let me know, and kindly link to a public copy of any of the available requested info:

All responsive records requested should include the time period of 01/01/20 - 07/31/20:

1) Please provide any documentation related to the training structure for new Buncombe County Sheriff's Dept. supervisors. This includes documentation on the following:

A - What official training is mandated that a new supervisor undergo once promoted.
B - If on-the-job training is required.
C - What documentation or plan is given to the trainee to follow.
D - What mandated training occurs [inside] the department.
E- What mandated training occurs [outside] the department.
F- Length of time a new supervisor is officially trained.
G - Criteria to become a new supervisor trainer.
H - What official training structure is in place for people recently promoted.
I - How new supervisor training is documented.
J - Documentation, packets, or policies informing supervisors of what policies they should become more familiar with (sexual harassment, equal opportunity workplace, workplace investigations, OSHA, etc.)
K - What process is taken to validate this training and to evaluate familiarization with these policies.


2) The following questions are asking for numbers, not personnel information. If this portion of the request does not meet guidelines for information release, please fulfill the top portion of this request only:

L - Approximate number of newly promoted supervisors from January 2020 to July 2020.
M - Approximate number of newly promoted supervisors who have successfully completed their new supervisor training from January 2020 to July 2020.
N - Approximate number or percentage of newly promoted supervisors who have not complied, have required additional remedial type training, or who were demoted for failing to achieve proper training from January 2020 to July 2020.

Thank you for your assistance!

Editor’s Note: 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.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • October 22, 2020 1:41 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 22, 2020, 1:41 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for “documentation relevant to training new supervisors at the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department” 01/01/20 – 07/31/20

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    Thank you for your reply. We’ll mark this request as completed on our site.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • October 20, 2020 2:26 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 20, 2020, 2:26 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for “documentation relevant to training new supervisors at the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department” 01/01/20 – 07/31/20

     

    Hello Sunshine Requests,

     

    We do not have any records responsive to this request. As the questioner says it is more of an informational type request.

     

    Obviously we are in compliance with all annual in-service training requirements. Yes, we do rely on a significant amount of on-the-job training.

     

    If they would like to contact me directly I am happy to try and answer these questions as best I can, however, there are a lot of caveats with these questions.

     

    Aaron


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • October 16, 2020 10:08 am

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 16, 2020, 10:08 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for “documentation relevant to training new supervisors at the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department” 01/01/20 – 07/31/20

     

    Good morning Aaron,

     

    Our apologies for the delay, thank you for confirming receipt.

     

    We will follow up again at the end of the month if we don’t hear back before then.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 5, 2020 8:45 am

    3 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 5, 2020, 8:45 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for “documentation relevant to training new supervisors at the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department” 01/01/20 – 07/31/20

     

    Hello Sunshine Requests,

     

    Yes, I am working on it.

     

    Thank you.

     

    Aaron Sarver

    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

    PIO

    (828) 250-4414

    60 Court Plaza, 4th Floor – Asheville, NC 28801

    21st Century Policing. Procedural Justice.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 9, 2020 3:39 pm

    3 months ago

    **Editor’s Note: We’ll plan to follow up again at the end of this month if we haven’t heard back. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 9, 2020, 3:39 PM
    subject: Re: Open requests

     

    Hi Aaron,

     

    We reviewed all our requests to BCSO, and it looks like we only have 1 record request that is currently in “Open” status on our website. “Open” meaning that our team has sent a request to BSCO and we’ve been following up to determine when / if it will be fulfilled, or, that we have confirmed it is being processed and we’re waiting for the results.

     

    If you don’t mind – we’re going to add just today’s email here with you, to the request listed below on our site. This is just meant to provide our site users with a brief update to show we are “following up” on their specific request.

     

    Whenever you do respond to a particular request, however, please continue to do so via the corresponding email thread where we’ve been communicating about that specific request to this point:

     

    (August 2020) Request for “documentation relevant to training new supervisors at the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department” 01/01/20 – 07/31/20

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • September 28, 2020 3:58 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 28, 2020, 3:58 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for “documentation relevant to training new supervisors at the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department” 01/01/20 – 07/31/20

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    We’re following up on this request from August 31st to confirm that it has been received and began processing: (August 2020) Request for “documentation relevant to training new supervisors at the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department” 01/01/20 – 07/31/20

     

    Please let us know and we will put your response on our site for the requester to see.

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • August 31, 2020 4:06 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 31, 2020, 4:06 PM
    subject: Records Request: (August 2020) Request for “documentation relevant to training new supervisors at the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department” 01/01/20 – 07/31/20

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County 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 “documentation relevant to training new supervisors at the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department” 01/01/20 – 07/31/20

     

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

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information. These requests may possibly be more like informational type questions, and not necessarily “public records requests” – If so, please let me know, and kindly link to a public copy of any of the available requested info:

     

    All responsive records requested should include the time period of 01/01/20 – 07/31/20:

     

    1) Please provide any documentation related to the training structure for new Buncombe County Sheriff’s Dept. supervisors. This includes documentation on the following:

     

    A – What official training is mandated that a new supervisor undergo once promoted.
    B – If on-the-job training is required.
    C – What documentation or plan is given to the trainee to follow.
    D – What mandated training occurs [inside] the department.
    E- What mandated training occurs [outside] the department.
    F- Length of time a new supervisor is officially trained.
    G – Criteria to become a new supervisor trainer.
    H – What official training structure is in place for people recently promoted.
    I – How new supervisor training is documented.
    J – Documentation, packets, or policies informing supervisors of what policies they should become more familiar with (sexual harassment, equal opportunity workplace, workplace investigations, OSHA, etc.)
    K – What process is taken to validate this training and to evaluate familiarization with these policies.

     

    2) The following questions are asking for numbers, not personnel information. If this portion of the request does not meet guidelines for information release, please fulfill the top portion of this request only:

     

    L – Approximate number of newly promoted supervisors from January 2020 to July 2020.
    M – Approximate number of newly promoted supervisors who have successfully completed their new supervisor training from January 2020 to July 2020.
    N – Approximate number or percentage of newly promoted supervisors who have not complied, have required additional remedial type training, or who were demoted for failing to achieve proper training from January 2020 to July 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: Sent to Government
  • August 26, 2020 11:03 am

    4 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending