Buncombe County Submitted: May 7, 2018 | Updated: February 1, 2019

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

1. SECTION 1. Sec. 5.4 of General Assembly of North Carolina Session 2007 House Bill 1197 Ratified Bill that created the Personnel Advisory Board for the Sheriff’s Department of Buncombe County clearly states that “The secretary shall keep the minutes of the proceedings of the Board and shall be the custodian of all papers and records pertaining to the business of the Board, and shall perform such other duties as the Board may direct. All of the records of the Board shall be open to public inspection, during normal business hours at their place of keeping, except where otherwise prohibited by law.”

A. How often does the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Personnel Advisory Board meet and who attends the meetings other than the Board members?

There is no section specifically under SECTION 2.(a) that exempts the Personnel Advisory Board minutes from public records.

B. Please provide the public records of the Board and/or please provide certified confirmation that Board minutes have been taken and recorded, as required by law.


2. The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office 2015 Annual Report states that the sheriff’s office follows the Family Justice Center model for dealing with domestic violence calls.

A. Please provide any and all statistics showing the model's use and/or success and/or failure with the model.

B. Please provide the number of domestic violence calls responded to for Sheriff Van Duncan’s entire tenure by year and the outcomes of those calls.


3. The City of Asheville Police Department provides the public with records pertaining to employees who have been terminated.

A. Please provide the same for the Sheriff Van Duncan’s entire tenure, including any law enforcement certifications Sheriff Duncan has revoked.


Thank you.

**Editor’s Note: We have received numerous requests specific to information about the Sheriff’s Office. You may view all at the following links:

1. (Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff Citizen Advisory Committee
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriff-citizen-advisory-committee/
2. (Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Personnel Advisory Board
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-office-personnel-advisory-board/
3. (Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy Policy
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-reserve-deputy-policy/
4. Buncombe County Sheriff’s Dept. Employee Salaries (July 1st 2016 – June 30th 2018)
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/sheriff-dept-employee-salaries/
5. (Completed) Sheriffs Office Salaries
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/sheriffs-office/
6. Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Calls for Service
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-office-domestic-violence-calls-service/
7. Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Sexual Assault Calls for Service
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-office-sexual-assault-calls-service/
8. (Completed) Sheriff office Buncombe County
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/sheriff-office-buncombe-county/
9. Sheriff department
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/sheriff-department/
10. (Completed) Buncombe Sheriff Squad Deployments
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-sheriff-squad-deployments/
11. (Completed) Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-anticrime-task-force/

 

Status: Clarification Provided

Activity:

  • February 1, 2019 8:31 am

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 1, 2019, 10:57 AM

     

    Hi Aaron,

     

    Confirming receipt of both your emails today.

     

    The URL you’re referencing (“Sheriff department”) in the first email is a completed request.

     

    The list of 3 “Open” requests you mentioned comes from the list given in our email in December, 2018 for Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office. For organization’s sake, this email from you today will be posted to that “Open” request thread.

     

    I’d also like to state to our users that your emails today refer to multiple requests on our site. If you don’t mind, I’d like to address each one individually, on the email thread for the specific request it relates to, just so that I can keep those conversations inline with the request it relates to and the related updates I’ll need to publish on our site. This prevents us from having to respond in multiple places and post multiple updates on different requests to link them back together.

     

    With that in mind, I’d like to reply to your message in two parts. I’ll send a reply to the other two requests you’re referencing in your other email in a moment.

     

    RE: 3 open requests –

     

    From the list of follow ups we were working on a few weeks ago when we started communicating in December, there are 4 open requests. Those are:

     

    (Open) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office
    (Open) Sheriff Dept employee salaries (July 1st 2016 – June 30th 2018)
    (Open) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Sexual Assault Calls for Service
    (Open) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Calls for Service
    (Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff Citizen Advisory Committee
    (Completed) Buncombe Sheriff Squad Deployments
    (Completed) Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force
    (Completed) Sheriff office Buncombe County
    (Completed) Sheriff department
    (Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy Policy
    (Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Personnel Advisory Board

     

    Beyond that list, there are other newer requests that are “Open” related to the Sheriff’s department, but those are not related to the list we’re discussing here, and we will continue to follow up on those individually.

     

    We will reply to your other email momentarily, on the thread related to those other two requests mentioned.

     

    Thanks Aaron!

     

    Sunshine Request


    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 1, 2019, 8:31 AM
    subject: Open records request for the Sheriff’s Office

     

    Hi.

     

    Just trying to make sure I’m tracking open requests properly.

     

    Looks like there are three open requests as of today 2/1/2019?

     

    www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/sheriff-department/

     

    Is that correct?

     

    Aaron


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • January 15, 2019 5:03 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 16, 2019, 10:43 AM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Records Request: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

    Hi Aaron,

     

    Yes – Today, we will be sending follow ups on each of the Sheriff Office related requests we listed. As we reply to each of those, we’ll do it as a “Forward” to you so you can see the original message, and we’ll include the name / URL as well.

     

    Due to the volume of requests we receive (and being a very small team), we’re trying our best to stick to a rotation process with the follow ups, and like to keep each one organized by only discussing it on the same email thread which it was sent. In our experience, it can be tricky to note all the updates on our site if things get confusing when numerous requests are being discussed in one email.

     

    On this email chain though – The request you’re replying to right now is from May, 2018, called “Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office” https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-office/. Please continue to answer that request on this current email thread. Thank you!

     

    Have a great afternoon!
    Sunshine Request


    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 16, 2019, 9:51 AM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Records Request: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

     

    How to do I respond to the individual sunshine requests like the one in the link below?

     

    www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriff-citizen-advisory-committee/

     

    Are you just going to forward them to me individually?

     

    All the best,

     

    Aaron


    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 15, 2019, 5:46 PM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Records Request: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

     

    Sounds good and thank you!

     

    I’ll start going through the open requests tomorrow and like I said, hope to have answers to all of them by the end of the week.

     

    Aaron

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 15, 2019, 5:33 PM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Records Request: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

     

    Hi Aaron,

     

    Thank you for your reply, and thank you for the information regarding who we should contact from hereon related to these Sheriff’s Office type requests.

     

    This emails serves as confirmation of both of your emails sent to Sunshine this afternoon.

     

    Noted, that we will reach out to you directly to follow up on each of the requests, and we will contact you with any new Sheriff’s Office type requests as they are received.

     

    If you don’t mind, we’d like to continue to follow up on those “Open” requests we listed individually, in the email thread which they were sent. However, we will make a point to restate the name of the request we’re referring to in the email, and we will leave out all other folks in the CCs, unless it ever becomes necessary to add in someone else.

     

    Thank you for your assistance.

     

    Have a great evening!

     

    Sunshine Request


    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 15, 2019, 5:03 PM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Records Request: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

     

    Thank you for your patience as I get going under Sheriff Miller.

     

    I will be the PIO moving forward, Natalie is still with the Sheriff’s Office, but in a different role.

     

    Aaron

     

    Aaron Sarver
    Public Information Officer
    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

     

    [email protected]
    773.960.2857 (cell)

     

    All email to and from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is subject to North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • January 15, 2019 4:58 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>, Aaron Sarver <[email protected]> cc: Randy Sorrells <[email protected]>, Quentin Miller <[email protected]>, “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>, “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>, “Natalie N. Bailey” <[email protected]>, Don Eberhardt <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 15, 2019, 4:58 PM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Records Request: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

     

    Thanks for this update. I will respond by the end of the week with the hope of clearing these open requests.

     

    If you could please use my county address for these emails moving forward I would be very appreciative: [email protected]

     

    I will be the point of contact for the Sheriff’s Office from now on, so I ask that you not copy the Sheriff, Major Sorrells, Chief Eberhardt and Natalie on these routine requests.
    Your call on copying Mr. Frue and Ms. Day.

     

    Thank you,
    Aaron


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • January 15, 2019 3:44 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Randy Sorrells <[email protected]>
    cc: Quentin Miller <[email protected]>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>,
    “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>,
    [email protected]” <[email protected]>,
    “Natalie N. Bailey” <[email protected]>,
    Don Eberhardt <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 15, 2019, 3:44 PM
    subject: Fwd: [EXTERNAL] Records Request: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

     

    Hi Bunc. Co. Gov and Sheriff’s Office,

     

    We’d like to follow up again about this request called “Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office”, and ask whether you have any update, and also if you have any questions about the clarification we provided last week.

     

    We will continue to follow up about each of the requests listed in our email, individually.

     

    Thank you for your help.
    Have a great afternoon!
    Sunshine Request

     

    ———- Forwarded message ———
    From: Sunshine Request <re[email protected]>
    Date: Tue, Jan 8, 2019 at 12:29 PM
    Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Records Request: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office
    To: Randy Sorrells <[email protected]>
    Cc: Quentin Miller <[email protected]>, Michael C. Frue <[email protected]>, Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>, [email protected] <[email protected]>, Natalie N. Bailey <[email protected]>, Don Eberhardt <[email protected]>

     

    Hi Randy,

     

    Thank you for your reply.

     

    It sounds like there may be some confusion here, likely caused by the large # of requests we’ve received related to the Sheriff’s department this past year. Apologies for any confusion – Please allow me to try to clarify:

     

    Throughout 2018 we received and sent out numerous requests related to specific information about the Bunc. Co. Sheriff’s Office. We send each of the the requests individually, and perform periodic “Follow Ups” on each of those requests to receive confirmation that they were completed, denied, need additional clarification, etc.

     

    It’s possible that not all of these requests have always included you in the CCs from the start, and I don’t think we started doing that until receiving Natalie Bailey’s auto-reply notifications that you should be contacted while they’re out of the office.

     

    The particular request you’re replying to currently is a lengthy, multipart request we received in May 2018:

     

    Subject: “Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office”
    URL: https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-office/
    Message:
    “1. SECTION 1. Sec. 5.4 of General Assembly of North Carolina Session 2007 House Bill 1197 Ratified Bill that created the Personnel Advisory Board for the Sheriff’s Department of Buncombe County clearly states that “The secretary shall keep the minutes of the proceedings of the Board and shall be the custodian of all papers and records pertaining to the business of the Board, and shall perform such other duties as the Board may direct. All of the records of the Board shall be open to public inspection, during normal business hours at their place of keeping, except where otherwise prohibited by law.”

     

    A. How often does the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Personnel Advisory Board meet and who attends the meetings other than the Board members? There is no section specifically under SECTION 2.(a) that exempts the Personnel Advisory Board minutes from public records.

     

    B. Please provide the public records of the Board and/or please provide certified confirmation that Board minutes have been taken and recorded, as required by law.

     

    2. The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office 2015 Annual Report states that the sheriff’s office follows the Family Justice Center model for dealing with domestic violence calls.

     

    A. Please provide any and all statistics showing the model’s use and/or success and/or failure with the model.

     

    B. Please provide the number of domestic violence calls responded to for Sheriff Van Duncan’s entire tenure by year and the outcomes of those calls.

     

    3. The City of Asheville Police Department provides the public with records pertaining to employees who have been terminated.

     

    A. Please provide the same for the Sheriff Van Duncan’s entire tenure, including any law enforcement certifications Sheriff Duncan has revoked. Thank you.”

     

    —————-
    Beyond this particular request, here is a list of other “Open” or “Completed” requests we’ve sent related to information about the Sheriff’s Office. While several of the requests have similar titles (this is how they were received on our site), these are all individual, unique requests:

     

    (Open – Message above ^) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office
    (Open) Sheriff Dept employee salaries (July 1st 2016 – June 30th 2018)
    (Open) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Sexual Assault Calls for Service
    (Open) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Calls for Service
    (Open) Buncombe County Sheriff Citizen Advisory Committee
    (Open) Buncombe Sheriff Squad Deployments
    (Open) Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force
    (Open) Sheriff office Buncombe County
    (Open) Sheriff department
    (Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy Policy
    (Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Personnel Advisory Board

     

    For organization’s sake, we’d like to continue to follow up on those individually, in the email chain in which they were sent.
    However, if you do decide to reply to any of these, outside of their respective email chains, we’d like to ask if you can please indicate the URL or the exact title of the request you’re referencing – this way we can make sure that there is not any confusion as to which request we’re updating.

     

    Sorry for the lengthy message.

    We appreciate your continued assistance with the requests.
    Have a great afternoon!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • January 8, 2019 12:29 pm

    10 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Randy Sorrells <[email protected]>
    cc: Quentin Miller <[email protected]>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>,
    “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>,
    [email protected]” <[email protected]>,
    “Natalie N. Bailey” <[email protected]>,
    Don Eberhardt <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 8, 2019, 12:29 PM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Records Request: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

     

    Hi Randy,

     

    Thank you for your reply.

     

    It sounds like there may be some confusion here, likely caused by the large # of requests we’ve received related to the Sheriff’s department this past year. Apologies for any confusion – Please allow me to try to clarify:

     

    Throughout 2018 we received and sent out numerous requests related to specific information about the Bunc. Co. Sheriff’s Office. We send each of the the requests individually, and perform periodic “Follow Ups” on each of those requests to receive confirmation that they were completed, denied, need additional clarification, etc.

     

    It’s possible that not all of these requests have always included you in the CCs from the start, and I don’t think we started doing that until receiving Natalie Bailey’s auto-reply notifications that you should be contacted while they’re out of the office.

     

    The particular request you’re replying to currently is a lengthy, multipart request we received in May 2018:

     

    Subject: “Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office”
    URL: https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-office/
    Message:
    “1. SECTION 1. Sec. 5.4 of General Assembly of North Carolina Session 2007 House Bill 1197 Ratified Bill that created the Personnel Advisory Board for the Sheriff’s Department of Buncombe County clearly states that “The secretary shall keep the minutes of the proceedings of the Board and shall be the custodian of all papers and records pertaining to the business of the Board, and shall perform such other duties as the Board may direct. All of the records of the Board shall be open to public inspection, during normal business hours at their place of keeping, except where otherwise prohibited by law.”

     

    A. How often does the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Personnel Advisory Board meet and who attends the meetings other than the Board members? There is no section specifically under SECTION 2.(a) that exempts the Personnel Advisory Board minutes from public records.

     

    B. Please provide the public records of the Board and/or please provide certified confirmation that Board minutes have been taken and recorded, as required by law.

     

    2. The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office 2015 Annual Report states that the sheriff’s office follows the Family Justice Center model for dealing with domestic violence calls.

     

    A. Please provide any and all statistics showing the model’s use and/or success and/or failure with the model.

     

    B. Please provide the number of domestic violence calls responded to for Sheriff Van Duncan’s entire tenure by year and the outcomes of those calls.

     

    3. The City of Asheville Police Department provides the public with records pertaining to employees who have been terminated.

     

    A. Please provide the same for the Sheriff Van Duncan’s entire tenure, including any law enforcement certifications Sheriff Duncan has revoked. Thank you.”

     

    —————-
    Beyond this particular request, here is a list of other “Open” or “Completed” requests we’ve sent related to information about the Sheriff’s Office. While several of the requests have similar titles (this is how they were received on our site), these are all individual, unique requests:

     

    (Open – Message above ^) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office
    (Open) Sheriff Dept employee salaries (July 1st 2016 – June 30th 2018)
    (Open) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Sexual Assault Calls for Service
    (Open) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Calls for Service
    (Open) Buncombe County Sheriff Citizen Advisory Committee
    (Open) Buncombe Sheriff Squad Deployments
    (Open) Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force
    (Open) Sheriff office Buncombe County
    (Open) Sheriff department
    (Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy Policy
    (Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Personnel Advisory Board

     

    For organization’s sake, we’d like to continue to follow up on those individually, in the email chain in which they were sent.
    However, if you do decide to reply to any of these, outside of their respective email chains, we’d like to ask if you can please indicate the URL or the exact title of the request you’re referencing – this way we can make sure that there is not any confusion as to which request we’re updating.

     

    Sorry for the lengthy message.
    We appreciate your continued assistance with the requests.

     

    Have a great afternoon!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • December 21, 2018 11:37 am

    10 months ago

    from: Randy Sorrells <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Quentin Miller <[email protected]>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>,
    “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>,
    [email protected]” <[email protected]>,
    “Natalie N. Bailey” <[email protected]>,
    Don Eberhardt <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 21, 2018, 11:37 AM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Records Request: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

     

    We have answered these requests multiple times. If you have a new specific request please let us know otherwise we will disregard future email requests which are duplicative. Thanks.

     

    Sent from my iPhone


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • December 21, 2018 11:32 am

    10 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: Randy Sorrells <[email protected]>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>,
    “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 21, 2018, 11:32 AM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Records Request: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

     

    Hi all,

     

    Checking in on this again. We still need to get this request completed on our website for the requester, however we understand that requests like this can take some time. This request in particular was sent in 7 months ago and we are here to help if there is anything we can do on our end to assist you all.

     

    Thank you so much!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • November 7, 2018 11:47 am

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Natalie N. Bailey” <[email protected]>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>,
    “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>,
    Randy Sorrells <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 7, 2018, 11:47 AM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Records Request: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

     

    Hi all,

     

    Hope you’re all having a good week. We apologize for the delay in our following up on this request! We still need to get this request completed on our website for the requester, however we understand that requests like this can take some time. This request in particular was sent in 6 months ago and we are here to help if there is anything we can do on our end to assist you all.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • August 22, 2018 3:11 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Natalie N. Bailey” <[email protected]>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>,
    “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>,
    Van Duncan <[email protected]>
    date: Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 3:11 PM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Records Request: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

     

    Hi Natalie,

     

    Just wanted to follow up on this request that was originally sent in on May 7th. In the interest of getting this completed on the site for the sender please let us know when this will be completed. If there is anything we can do to help just let us know.

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • August 2, 2018 1:33 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Natalie N. Bailey” <[email protected]>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 1:33 PM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Records Request: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

     

    Hi Natalie,

     

    Just wanted to follow up on this request that was originally sent in on May 7th. In the interest of getting this completed on the site for the sender please let us know when this will be completed. If there is anything we can do to help just let us know.

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • June 11, 2018 3:41 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Natalie N. Bailey” <[email protected]>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 3:41 PM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Records Request: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

     

    Natalie,

     

    This request was originally sent in on May 7th, in the interest of getting this completed on the site for the sender please let us know when this will be completed. If there is anything we can do to help just let us know.

     

    Thank you for all your assistance!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • May 11, 2018 9:57 am

    1 year ago

    from: Natalie N. Bailey <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>,”Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>, Van Duncan <[email protected]>, Randy Sorrells <[email protected]>
    date: Fri, May 11, 2018 at 11:54 AM
    subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Records Request: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

     

    Good Morning Everyone,

     

    Let this email reply serve as acknowledgment of receipt for this correspondence. I can be contacted via this email address, or via the information in my email signature.

     

    Best regards,

     

    Natalie

     

    Natalie Bailey
    Public Information Officer
    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office
    60 Court Plaza, 4th Floor
    Asheville, NC 28801
    828/250-4469 Office
    [email protected]

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>, “Natalie N. Bailey” <[email protected]>
    date: Fri, May 11, 2018 at 11:53 AM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Records Request: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

     

    Hi Kassi,

     

    We unfortunately have not received responses from the Sheriff’s office on any of the related requests, but we will follow up with Natalie from here on.

     

    For reference, those requests are:
    1. https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-office/
    2. https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-reserve-deputy-policy/
    3. https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-office-personnel-advisory-board/
    4. https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriff-citizen-advisory-committee/

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Have a good afternoon.

     

    Sunshine Request

    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>, “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Fri, May 11, 2018 at 9:57 AM

     

    Good morning Sunshine Request, regarding the request for information below, this is information that is housed within the Office of the Buncombe County Sheriff. We ask that you forward this request and future requests for matters related to the Sheriff’s Office to the Public Information Officer for the Sheriff’s Office at [email protected]

     

    Thank you


    Status: Follow up
  • May 7, 2018 2:40 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>,
    “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Mon, May 7, 2018 at 2:40 PM
    subject: Records Request: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

     

    Good Afternoon Buncombe County,

     

    We recently received another request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Subject: “Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office”

    Message:
    “1. SECTION 1. Sec. 5.4 of General Assembly of North Carolina Session 2007 House Bill 1197 Ratified Bill that created the Personnel Advisory Board for the Sheriff’s Department of Buncombe County clearly states that “The secretary shall keep the minutes of the proceedings of the Board and shall be the custodian of all papers and records pertaining to the business of the Board, and shall perform such other duties as the Board may direct. All of the records of the Board shall be open to public inspection, during normal business hours at their place of keeping, except where otherwise prohibited by law.”

     

    A. How often does the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Personnel Advisory Board meet and who attends the meetings other than the Board members?

     

    There is no section specifically under SECTION 2.(a) that exempts the Personnel Advisory Board minutes from public records.

     

    B. Please provide the public records of the Board and/or please provide certified confirmation that Board minutes have been taken and recorded, as required by law.

     

    2. The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office 2015 Annual Report states that the sheriff’s office follows the Family Justice Center model for dealing with domestic violence calls.

     

    A. Please provide any and all statistics showing the model’s use and/or success and/or failure with the model.

     

    B. Please provide the number of domestic violence calls responded to for Sheriff Van Duncan’s entire tenure by year and the outcomes of those calls.

     

    3. The City of Asheville Police Department provides the public with records pertaining to employees who have been terminated.

     

    A. Please provide the same for the Sheriff Van Duncan’s entire tenure, including any law enforcement certifications Sheriff Duncan has revoked.

     

    Thank you.”

     

    Thank you for your help.
    Have a great day!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • May 7, 2018 5:58 pm

    1 year ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending