Other (indicate in message) Submitted: August 12, 2021 | Updated: November 15, 2021

[See Editor’s Note](August 2021) Request for City of Salisbury, NC: Police Department total # of 911 calls / responses for “shots fired” 01/01/21 – 06/30/21

Hello City of Salisbury, NC Government [Records Officer],

I’d like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

A. Please provide the total number of 911 calls received for "SHOTS FIRED" within the City of Salisbury, NC during the specific time period of 01/01/21 through 06/30/21.

B. Please provide the number of times the Salisbury Police Department have sent officers to "SHOTS FIRED" locations during the specific time period of 01/01/21 through 06/30/21.

** For both items above, I am only requesting to know a total number overall -- Please do not include personally identifiable information such as name, address, etc.

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.

Editor’s Note 08/12/21: We apologize for the delay in processing and publishing this request on our site. Sunshine Request is a project built and run by a small team at PRC Applications. We run the site in addition to our primary business. While we will always do our best to process and follow up on requests as quickly as possible, there may be occasional delays, depending on our availability in a given week or month.


Additionally — Please note: The above submission was revised for clarity.

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • November 15, 2021 4:13 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Church, Aaron” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Brindle, Jonathan E” <[email protected]>,
    “Cress, Allen” <[email protected]>,
    “Church, Aaron” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 15, 2021, 4:13 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2021) Request for Rowan County NC: City of Salisbury, NC Police Department total # of 911 calls for “Shots Fired” 01/01/21 – 06/30/21

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    Thank you for letting us know, that email definitely got lost in our inbox.

     

    I will go ahead and mark this request as completed.


    Status: Completed
  • November 12, 2021 11:54 am

    2 weeks ago

    from: Church, Aaron <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Brindle, Jonathan E” <[email protected]>,
    “Cress, Allen” <[email protected]>,
    “Church, Aaron” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 12, 2021, 11:54 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2021) Request for Rowan County NC: City of Salisbury, NC Police Department total # of 911 calls for “Shots Fired” 01/01/21 – 06/30/21

     

    Thank you for your email. Our records show that the following message was provided to you on August 20, 2021 at 10:41am. Sincerely, Aaron


    From: Cress, Allen
    Sent: Friday, August 20, 2021 10:41 AM
    To: [email protected]
    Subject: Call for Shots Fired

     

    There were 19 calls.

     

    Aaron Church
    Rowan County Manager
    130 West Innes Street
    Salisbury, NC 28144
    Phone: 704-216-8180
    Cell: 704-213-8369


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • November 11, 2021 4:32 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Church, Aaron” <[email protected]>,
    [email protected]
    date: Nov 11, 2021, 4:32 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2021) Request for Rowan County NC: City of Salisbury, NC Police Department total # of 911 calls for “Shots Fired” 01/01/21 – 06/30/21

     

    Good afternoon Rowan County, NC Government,

     

    This is our fourth attempt to follow up on this request that was sent in on 8/12.

     

    For now, we’re going to mark this request as denied, and if you wish to respond / complete the request at some point, we’ll be happy to reopen at that time.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Government Denied Request
  • October 13, 2021 1:00 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Church, Aaron” <[email protected]>,
    [email protected]
    date: Oct 13, 2021, 1:00 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2021) Request for Rowan County NC: City of Salisbury, NC Police Department total # of 911 calls for “Shots Fired” 01/01/21 – 06/30/21

     

    Good afternoon Rowan County, NC Government,

     

    I’m following up for a third time on this public records request I sent in on 8/25: (August 2021) Request for Rowan County NC: City of Salisbury, NC Police Department total # of 911 calls for “Shots Fired01/01/2106/30/21

     

    I haven’t received a reply back, and was wondering if you could please confirm that the request has been received on your end, and if / when it will begin being processed. Please provide a timeline or rough estimate as to when the request will be completed, and I will follow up around the time you specify.

     

    In any case, I’ll plan to make one more follow up again in early November if I have not heard back before then. If after that I have not heard back I will mark the request as denied.

     


    Thank you for your assistance!


    Status: Follow up
  • September 16, 2021 4:47 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Church, Aaron” <[email protected]>,
    [email protected]
    date: Sep 16, 2021, 4:47 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2021) Request for Rowan County NC: City of Salisbury, NC Police Department total # of 911 calls for “Shots Fired” 01/01/21 – 06/30/21

     

    Good afternoon Rowan County, NC Government,

     

    I’m following up again on this public records request I sent in on 8/25: (August 2021) Request for Rowan County NC: City of Salisbury, NC Police Department total # of 911 calls for “Shots Fired” 01/01/21 – 06/30/21

     

    Please confirm that the request has been received on your end, and if / when it will begin being processed. Please provide a timeline or rough estimate as to when the request will be completed, and I will follow up around the time you specify.

     

    In any case, I’ll plan to follow up again in early September if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!


    Status: Follow up
  • August 25, 2021 3:25 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Church, Aaron” <[email protected]ncountync.gov>
    date: Aug 25, 2021, 3:25 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2021) Request for Rowan County NC: City of Salisbury, NC Police Department total # of 911 calls for “Shots Fired” 01/01/21 – 06/30/21

     

    Good afternoon Rowan County, NC Government,

     

    I’m following up on this public records request I sent in last week: (August 2021) Request for Rowan County NC: City of Salisbury, NC Police Department total # of 911 calls for “Shots Fired” 01/01/21 – 06/30/21

     

    Please confirm that the request has been received on your end, and if / when it will begin being processed. Please provide a timeline or rough estimate as to when the request will be completed, and I will follow up around the time you specify.

     

    In any case, I’ll plan to follow up again in early September if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!


    Status: Follow up
  • August 19, 2021 3:31 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Church, Aaron” <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 19, 2021, 3:31 PM
    subject: Records Request: (August 2021) Request for Rowan County NC: City of Salisbury, NC Police Department total # of 911 calls for “Shots Fired” 01/01/21 – 06/30/21

     

    Good afternoon Rowan County, NC Government,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again at the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (August 2021) Request for Rowan County NC: City of Salisbury, NC Police Department total # of 911 calls for “Shots Fired” 01/01/21 – 06/30/21

     

    Message:

     

    “Hello Rowan County, NC Government [Records Officer],

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

     

    I have already been told by the City of Salisbury, NC (Administrative Services Director, Kelly K. Baker) that, “The 911 center is operated by Rowan County. You will need to make a request to the County for this information.”

     

    With this in mind — I’d like to request that you please provide the total number of 911 calls received for “SHOTS FIRED” within the City of Salisbury, NC during the specific time period of 01/01/21 through 06/30/21.

     

    ** I am only requesting to know a total number overall — Please do not include personally identifiable information such as name, address, etc.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Thank you!

     

    ** 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: Sent to Government
  • August 19, 2021 12:43 pm

    3 months ago

    Editor’s Note to Sender 08/19/21:

     

    The original request we received through our site was revised for clarity before sending to City of Salisbury, NC.

     

    Although it was a bit confusing as originally written, the sender did indicate that this request could be for Rowan County in some way.

     

    Rather than ask the sender to resubmit a new request, in this case we are going to go ahead and send Part A. of the request to Rowan County, as indicated should be done by Salisbury PD. This will create a new request on the thread above, and will read as follows when sent in:


     

    Subject: (August 2021) Request for Rowan County NC: City of Salisbury, NC Police Department total # of 911 calls for “Shots Fired” 01/01/21 – 06/30/21

     

    Message:

     

    “Hello Rowan County, NC Government [Records Officer],

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

     

    I have already been told by the City of Salisbury, NC (Administrative Services Director, Kelly K. Baker) that, “The 911 center is operated by Rowan County. You will need to make a request to the County for this information.”

     

    With this in mind — I’d like to request that you please provide the total number of 911 calls received for “SHOTS FIRED” within the City of Salisbury, NC during the specific time period of 01/01/21 through 06/30/21.

     

    ** I am only requesting to know a total number overall — Please do not include personally identifiable information such as name, address, etc.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”


     

    ** We’d ask that in the future the sender please write requests in such a manner that it’s clear to what specific entity a request should be sent. And, if you have requests for the same information across multiple entities, please submit each one of those requests as its own unique request, rather than combining into one.

     

    Thank you for using www.sunshinerequest.com!


    Status: In Review
  • August 18, 2021 4:41 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Kelly Baker <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 18, 2021, 4:41 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2021) Request for City of Salisbury, NC: Police Department total # of 911 calls / responses for “shots fired” 01/01/21 – 06/30/21

     

    Good afternoon Kelly,

     

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

     

    Appreciate your assistance.


    Status: Completed
  • August 13, 2021 8:15 am

    3 months ago

    from: Kelly Baker <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 13, 2021, 8:15 AM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (August 2021) Request for City of Salisbury, NC: Police Department total # of 911 calls / responses for “shots fired” 01/01/21 – 06/30/21

     

    Good morning,

     

    Regarding the requests (A and B) below:

     

    A. Please provide the total number of 911 calls received for “SHOTS FIRED” within the City of Salisbury, NC during the specific time period of 01/01/21 through 06/30/21.

     

    The 911 center is operated by Rowan County. You will need to make a request to the County for this information.

     

    B. Please provide the number of times the Salisbury Police Department have sent officers to “SHOTS FIRED” locations during the specific time period of 01/01/21 through 06/30/21.

     

    That data is maintained by week, so the information we have is from 1/4/2021 – 7/4/2021 because the information is calculated from Monday through Sunday. That total number is 248 for that period.

     

    Thank you,

    Kelly Baker

     

    Kelly K. Baker

    Administrative Services Director

     

    Administration

     

    City of Salisbury || 132 N. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144

    Office: (704) 638-5233 || Fax: (704) 638-8409

    [email protected] || www.salisburync.gov

     


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • August 12, 2021 4:54 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Aug 12, 2021, 4:54 PM
    subject: Records Request: (August 2021) Request for City of Salisbury, NC: Police Department total # of 911 calls / responses for “shots fired” 01/01/21 – 06/30/21

     

    Good afternoon City of Salisbury, NC Government (or Police Department),

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again around the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (August 2021) Request for City of Salisbury, NC: Police Department total # of 911 calls / responses for “shots fired” 01/01/21 – 06/30/21

     

    Message: “Hello City of Salisbury, NC Government [Records Officer],

     

    I’d like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

     

    A. Please provide the total number of 911 calls received for “SHOTS FIRED” within the City of Salisbury, NC during the specific time period of 01/01/21 through 06/30/21.

     

    B. Please provide the number of times the Salisbury Police Department have sent officers to “SHOTS FIRED” locations during the specific time period of 01/01/21 through 06/30/21.

     

    ** For both items above, I am only requesting to know a total number overall — Please do not include personally identifiable information such as name, address, etc.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Appreciate your help.

     

    ** 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: Sent to Government
  • August 12, 2021 4:22 pm

    3 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending