Buncombe County Submitted: December 18, 2020 | Updated: February 19, 2021

(December 2020) 3 part request for Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

Hello Buncombe County, NC Sheriffs Office,

I'd like to make a three part, public records request for the following information. Please provide the most responsive records as of 12/22/2020 (or the date the query is performed):
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Part 1 of 3

Please provide all current BCSO employee names, salaries, positions and titles, including Detention, Civilian, Narcotics, as of 12/22/2020 (or the date the query is performed). I will assume that certain employees will need to be redacted due to their position. Please include:

A. Name, Rank, and Salary

B. Current command structure within the agency.

For example:
Alex Doe - Chief Deputy(s)
Bob Doe - Major(s)/ Enforcement/ Detention (pay)
Casey Doe - Captain(s) Patrol/Detention (pay)
David Doe - Captain(s) Criminal Investigations (pay)
Ellen Doe - Executive Lieutenant(s) All Division’s
Fred Doe - Lieutenant(s) patrol/Criminal/Detention (pay)
Gary Doe - Sergeant of all bureaus and subsections
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Part 2 of 3

I'd also like to request to know how many positions are currently open in each division as of 12/22/20 (or the date the query is performed).

**[Editor's Note to BCS: If this is more of an informational type of question, rather than a clear request for specific public records, please let us know!]
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Part 3 of 3

A. How many vehicles are assigned to the Sheriffs Office?
** [Editor's Note: We will interpret this to mean, "as of 12/22/20 (or the date the query is performed)].

B. How many new vehicles have been either ordered or are in service?
** [Editor's Note: We will interpret this to mean, "as of 12/22/20 (or the date the query is performed)].

C. What type of “Patrol unit” has been ordered and how many? Are all the vehicles marked units?
** [Editor's Note: We will interpret this to mean "As of 12/22/20 (or the date the query is performed)].

For Example:
2x 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Rated
2x 2021 Ford F-150 Police Interceptor package
1 x 2020 Dodge Durango R/T Police Rated
10x 2020 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor (Is it electric or standard?)
5x 2020 Dodge Charger AWD Police Rated
2x 2021 Chevrolet Caprice Police Unit

D. What is the projected number of vehicles to be purchased for FY20/21?

**[Editor's Note to BCS: If request "Part 3 of 3" #s A-D are more of informational type of questions, rather than clear requests for specific public records, please let us know!]

Thank you for your assistance!

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • February 19, 2021 2:22 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 19, 2021, 2:22 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (December 2020) 3 part request for Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

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

     

    Appreciate your assistance!


    Status: Completed
  • February 15, 2021 4:08 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 15, 2021, 4:08 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (December 2020) 3 part request for Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Hello Sunshine Requests,

     

    Attached you will find a PDF doc with names, titles and salary of staff at the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office.
    Rank will be reflected in the title. The names and salaries of staff that are not subject to public records requests
    are not included in this document.

     

    I believe this completes the record request in full.

     

    Aaron

    Aaron Sarver

    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

    PIO

    (828) 250-4414

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

    21st Century Policing. Procedural Justice.

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file at top left in documents


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • February 9, 2021 3:59 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 9, 2021, 3:59 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (December 2020) 3 part request for Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    Just wanted to check back in on this request to see if there was any update to report. I will plan on following up again at the end of this month if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • January 11, 2021 4:45 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 11, 2021, 4:45 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (December 2020) 3 part request for Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    Thank you for the update! We’ve added this information to the request and will look out for additional emails from you relating to this request.

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request

     

    **Editor’s Note: We will follow up again on this request at the end of the month if we don’t hear back before then


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • January 6, 2021 10:23 am

    4 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 6, 2021, 10:23 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (December 2020) 3 part request for Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Hi Sunshine Request,

     

    I am going to answer this request in parts as I get the info. Here are the answers for Part 3.

     

    A. How many vehicles are assigned to the Sheriffs Office?

     

    As of 1/5/2021, there are 285 vehicles assigned to the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office.

     

    B. How many new vehicles have been either ordered or are in service?

     

    As of 1/5/2021, there are 28 new vehicles on order and there are 43 new vehicles in service that are model year 2020 or 2021.

     

    C. What type of “Patrol unit” has been ordered and how many? Are all the vehicles marked units?

     

    As of 1/5/2021, the following vehicles are on order:

     

    3 – 2021 RAM 1500 Pickup truck

    25 – 2021 Ford Explorer – Hybrid

     

    We have a number of unmarked vehicles in the Sheriff’s Office fleet, we are not going to detail the specifics of those vehicles.

     

    D. What is the projected number of vehicles to be purchased for FY20/21?

     

    As of 1/25/2021, the projected number of vehicles to be purchased in FY21 that will be assigned to the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is 28.

     

    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: Response Received from Government
  • December 21, 2020 2:18 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 21, 2020, 2:18 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (December 2020) 3 part request for Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Hello Sunshine Request,

     

    I uploaded an updated org chart to the Sheriff’s Office website this morning, so this is a timely request in that regard.

     

    You can download the PDF by following this link:
    https://www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/sheriff/general-services.aspx

     

    I’ll work on getting you that other info.

     

    Aaron

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file at top left in documents


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • December 21, 2020 12:59 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 21, 2020, 12:59 PM
    subject: Records Request: (December 2020) 3 part request for Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    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: (December 2020) 3 part request for Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Message: “Hello Buncombe County, NC Sheriffs Office,

     

    I’d like to make a three part, public records request for the following information. Please provide the most responsive records as of 12/22/2020 (or the date the query is performed):
    ——–

     

    Part 1 of 3

     

    Please provide all current BCSO employee names, salaries, positions and titles, including Detention, Civilian, Narcotics, as of 12/22/2020 (or the date the query is performed). I will assume that certain employees will need to be redacted due to their position. Please include:

     

    A. Name, Rank, and Salary

     

    B. Current command structure within the agency.

     

    For example:
    Alex Doe – Chief Deputy(s)
    Bob Doe – Major(s)/ Enforcement/ Detention (pay)
    Casey Doe – Captain(s) Patrol/Detention (pay)
    David Doe – Captain(s) Criminal Investigations (pay)
    Ellen Doe – Executive Lieutenant(s) All Division’s
    Fred Doe – Lieutenant(s) patrol/Criminal/Detention (pay)
    Gary Doe – Sergeant of all bureaus and subsections
    ——————

     

    Part 2 of 3

     

    I’d also like to request to know how many positions are currently open in each division as of 12/22/20 (or the date the query is performed).

     

    **[Editor’s Note to BCS: If this is more of an informational type of question, rather than a clear request for specific public records, please let us know!]
    ——————

     

    Part 3 of 3

     

    A. How many vehicles are assigned to the Sheriffs Office?
    ** [Editor’s Note: We will interpret this to mean, “as of 12/22/20 (or the date the query is performed)].

     

    B. How many new vehicles have been either ordered or are in service?
    ** [Editor’s Note: We will interpret this to mean, “as of 12/22/20 (or the date the query is performed)].

     

    C. What type of “Patrol unit” has been ordered and how many? Are all the vehicles marked units?
    ** [Editor’s Note: We will interpret this to mean “As of 12/22/20 (or the date the query is performed)].

     

    For Example:
    2x 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Rated
    2x 2021 Ford F-150 Police Interceptor package
    1 x 2020 Dodge Durango R/T Police Rated
    10x 2020 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor (Is it electric or standard?)
    5x 2020 Dodge Charger AWD Police Rated
    2x 2021 Chevrolet Caprice Police Unit

    D. What is the projected number of vehicles to be purchased for FY20/21?

     

    **[Editor’s Note to BCS: If request “Part 3 of 3″ #s A-D are more of informational type of questions, rather than clear requests for specific public records, please let us know!]

     

    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.

     

    Happy Holidays,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • December 18, 2020 4:25 pm

    4 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending