Buncombe County Submitted: June 12, 2018 | Updated: January 18, 2019

Buncombe Sheriff Squad Deployments

Dear Buncombe County Sheriffs Department,

Can you please produce the number of deployments by year of the Swat Team, Hostage Negotiation Team, Bomb Squad, and Public Order / Riot Squad for the past 3 years... 2015, 2016, 2017.

Thank you very much for your assistance with this request!

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**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. (Completed) 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. (Completed) 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. (Completed) 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. (Completed) 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/
12. (Completed) List of all Bunc. Co. Sheriff department staff
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/list-bunc-co-sheriff-department-staff/
13.
(Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff Department – Hires, Jobs, and Documents
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriff-department-hires-jobs-documents/

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • January 18, 2019 12:02 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 18, 2019, 12:02 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe Sheriff Squad Deployments

     

    Aaron,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request! We will mark it as complete on our site.

     

    Thank you again,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • January 18, 2019 10:02 am

    9 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 18, 2019, 10:02 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe Sheriff Squad Deployments

     

    The request is:

     

    “Can you please produce the number of deployments by year of the Swat Team, Hostage Negotiation Team, Bomb Squad, and Public Order / Riot Squad for the past 3 years… 2015, 2016, 2017.”

     

    The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office does not have teams or squads under these specific names. But in the spirit of a public records request, I’ll try my best to answer the question as I believe it was intended.

     

    The duties of a negotiation team or if someone has say barricaded themselves in their home and is armed – these type on incidents – fall under the Sheriff’s Response Team, sometimes known as the SRT.

     

    The number of SRT “deployments” for the past three years is as follows:
    2017 – 7
    2016 – 9
    2015 – 7

     

    I think it’s also important to say that a high-level hostage negotiation might include other law enforcement agencies. The FBI could be called in for something like that. Same thing with a bomb expert. etc. So long story short, it might not be only the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office responding when the SRT is responding to a call.

     

    The reason I put deployment in quotes above is that that is a military term and we do not use that language internally.

     

    Aaron Sarver
    Public Information Officer
    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office
    [email protected]

     

    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: Response Received from Government
  • January 16, 2019 1:52 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 16, 2019, 1:52 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe Sheriff Squad Deployments

    New Email Subject: Follow up on Records Request: Records Request: Buncombe Sheriff Squad Deployments

     

    Hi Aaron,

     

    Per our 01/15/19 discussion on the email thread for the request called “Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office”, Sunshine Request will be following up on all open Sheriff’s Office type requests, with you as the point of contact from hereon.

     

    Specific to this current email, we’re following up on a request sent June 18, 2018 called “Buncombe Sheriff Squad Deployments”. You may also see this on our website at https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-sheriff-squad-deployments/.

     

    Subject: “Buncombe Sheriff Squad Deployments”
    Message: “Dear Buncombe County Sheriffs Department, Can you please produce the number of deployments by year of the Swat Team, Hostage Negotiation Team, Bomb Squad, and Public Order / Riot Squad for the past 3 years… 2015, 2016, 2017.”

     

    Thank you for your continued assistance with all the requests.

     

    Have a great day!


    Status: Follow up
  • December 19, 2018 2:03 pm

    10 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: Randy Sorrells <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 19, 2018, 2:03 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe Sheriff Squad Deployments

     

    Hello Buncombe County Sheriffs Department,

     

    Checking in on this. We are looking to complete this request on our site and were just wondering if it was being processed on your end and when you anticipated it to be finished? Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • December 12, 2018 12:31 pm

    11 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Natalie N. Bailey” <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected],
    Randy Sorrells <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 12, 2018, 12:31 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe Sheriff Squad Deployments

     

    Hello Buncombe County Sheriffs Department,

     

    Following up again here. We are looking to complete this request on our site and were just wondering if it was being processed on your end and when you anticipated it to be finished? Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • November 28, 2018 4:49 pm

    11 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Natalie N. Bailey” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 28, 2018, 4:49 PM

     

    Hello Buncombe County Sheriffs Department,

     

    Hope you’ve been well! We are looking to complete this request on our site and were just wondering if it was being processed on your end and when you anticipated it to be finished? Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • June 18, 2018 3:51 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Natalie N. Bailey” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 3:51 PM
    subject: Records Request: Buncombe Sheriff Squad Deployments

     

    Hello Buncombe County Sheriffs Department,

     

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

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Subject: “Buncombe Sheriff Squad Deployments”

     

    Message: “Dear Buncombe County Sheriffs Department,

     

    Can you please produce the number of deployments by year of the Swat Team, Hostage Negotiation Team, Bomb Squad, and Public Order / Riot Squad for the past 3 years… 2015, 2016, 2017.

     

    Thank you very much for your assistance with this request!”

     

    Thank you for your help.
    Have a good day!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • June 12, 2018 3:49 pm

    1 year ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending