Other (indicate in message) Submitted: December 22, 2020 | Updated: April 8, 2021

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

Hello Gaston County, NC Sheriffs Office (or County Government),

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 GCSO 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 GCSO: 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 GCSO: 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:

  • April 8, 2021 4:28 pm

    4 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Williams, Garry” <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 8, 2021, 4:28 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (January 2021) 3 part request for Gaston County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Hi Garry,

     

    Thank you for your help with the request, and I appreciate your reply!

     

    RE:

     

    “According to your website www.sunshinerequest.com you have all submitted a records request to Gaston County’s county manager requesting name and salary information for all Gaston County employees. Gaston County Sheriff’s Office employees will be included in that request once it is submitted.”

     

    You are correct that we do have a seperate, March 2021 request on the site (which was just completed on 04/07/21), called “(March 2021) Request for Gaston County, NC Employee Salaries as of 03/10/21”. That specific request asked for:

     

    “…a list of all Gaston County, NC employees and their salaries as of March 10, 2021 (or the date the query is performed). Please include First and Last Name, Date of Hire, Current Position, and Current Salary.”

     

    Although similar in scope, the request we’re currently corresponding with you about from December 2020, asks specifically for:

     

    “…all current GCSO employee names, salaries, positions and titles, including Detention, Civilian, Narcotics, as of 12/22/2020 (or the date the query is performed)… Please include: … Name, Rank, and Salary…”

     

    We typically like to keep all requests separate – they should not be grouped together with other requests, and should be treated as individual requests to be fulfilled… However, in this case, I’ve reviewed the files for the March 2021 salary request, and I do believe it will also satisfy the December request related to GCSO salaries.

     

    I will note this information on the site, and will mark this request as “Completed”.

     

    Thank you for your help!


    Status: Follow up
  • April 5, 2021 11:27 am

    1 month ago

    from: Williams, Garry <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 5, 2021, 11:27 AM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (January 2021) 3 part request for Gaston County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Please see the attached files for Organizational Charts for the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office:

     

    Current Command Structure for Administrative Personnel:

     

    Sheriff Alan Cloninger

     

    Chief Deputy Garry Williams

     

    Assistant Chief Deputy Michael Radford- Field Services, Court and Civil Divisions

     

    Assistant Chief Deputy Darrell Griffin-Jail Administrator, Jail Division, Transport Division

     

    Major Becky Cauthran-Assistant Jail Administrator

     

    Jail Captains: Captain Pat Hagans, Captain Robert Mitchem, Captain Phillip Maxwell, currently have 1 Jail Captain Position open

     

    Court Captain: Captain Shea Wilkinson

     

    Field Services Captains: Captain Mickey Sanford, Captain Brian Lawrence, Captain Mark Shepard, Captain Monica Becton.

     

    Personnel: Captain Robert Porter

     

    Training: Captain Jason Long

     

    Currently we have 11 Deputy positions in the jail division, and one clerical position in Civil Process.

     

    Vehicles: 73 vehicles currently assigned to the Sheriff’s Office

     

    6 x 2020 Ford Explorer SUV

    3 x 2016 Ford Explorer SUV

    1 x 2014 Ford Explorer SUV

    1x 2012 Ford Explorer SUV

     

    1 x 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV

    4 x 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV

     

    2 x 2019 Dodge Charger Sedan

    3 x 2017 Dodge Charger Sedan

    1 x 2016 Dodge Charger Sedan

    7 x 2015 Dodge Charger Sedan

    1 x 2014 Dodge Charger Sedan

    14 x 2013 Dodge Charger Sedan

    3 x 2010 Dodge Charger Sedan

    1 x 2008 Dodge Charger Sedan

    1 x 2007 Dodge Charger Sedan

     

    2 x 2014 Ford Interceptor Sedan

     

    7 x 2011 Ford Crown Victoria Sedan

    3 x 2009 Ford Crown Victoria Sedan

    1 x 2004 Ford Crown Victoria Sedan

     

    2 x 2011 Ford Escape SUV

     

    2 x 2020 Ford Full Size Van

    2 x 2018 Ford Full Size Van

    1 x 2013 Ford Full Size Van

     

    1 x 2010 Chevrolet Suburban

     

    2 x 2008 Harley Davidson Motorcycle

     

    We currently have 7 Ford Explorer SUV’s on order to be received later in the year and will replace current vehicles in our fleet.

     

    18 of our current vehicles are unmarked, all other units have complete Sheriff’s Office decal packages.

     

    According to your website www.sunshinerequest.com you have all submitted a records request to Gaston County’s county manager requesting name and salary information for all Gaston County employees. Gaston County Sheriff’s Office employees will be included in that request once it is submitted.

     

    Thanks,

    Garry Williams

    Chief Deputy

    Gaston County Sheriff’s Office

    704-869-6837

     

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


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • March 29, 2021 4:23 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Williams, Garry <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 29, 2021, 4:23 PM
    subject: RE: Records request

     

    The records you requested should be available next week April 5th.

     

    Thanks,
    Garry Williams


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • March 29, 2021 4:19 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Williams, Garry” <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 29, 2021, 4:19 PM
    subject: Re: Records request

     

    Good afternoon Garry,

     

    I am following up on this request to see if there was any update to report? I’ll plan on following up again in mid-April if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • March 4, 2021 4:19 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Williams, Garry” <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 4, 2021, 4:19 PM
    subject: Re: Records request

     

    Good afternoon Garry,

     

    Thank you for confirming receipt of my request. I will plan on following up again at the end of this month if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Appreciate your assistance!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • February 22, 2021 1:17 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Williams, Garry <[email protected]>
    to:[email protected]” <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 22, 2021, 1:17 PM
    subject: Records request

     

    We are working on your request for records.

     

    Thanks,

    Garry Williams

    Chief Deputy

    Gaston County Sheriff’s Office


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • February 17, 2021 4:50 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected],
    Kim Eagle <[email protected]>,
    [email protected]
    date: Feb 17, 2021, 4:50 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (January 2021) 3 part request for Gaston County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Good afternoon Gaston County, NC Sheriff’s Office,

     

    I’m following up again on this public records request I sent in on January 4th: (December 2020) 3 part request for Gaston County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

     

    I haven’t gotten a reply back to confirm it had been received and was being processed, and wanted to follow up again.

     

    Thank you for your help!


    Status: Follow up
  • January 21, 2021 4:51 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected],
    Kim Eagle <[email protected]>,
    [email protected]
    date: Jan 21, 2021, 4:51 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (January 2021) 3 part request for Gaston County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Good afternoon Gaston County, NC Sheriff’s Office,

     

    I’m following up on this public records request I sent in on January 4th: (December 2020) 3 part request for Gaston County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    I haven’t gotten a reply back to confirm it had been received and was being processed, and wanted to follow up.

     

    Thank you for your help!


    Status: Follow up
  • January 4, 2021 3:25 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected]
    date: Jan 4, 2021, 3:25 PM
    subject: Records Request: (January 2021) 3 part request for Gaston County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Good afternoon Gaston County, NC Sheriff’s Office,

     

    Happy New Year!

     

    We’ve received a new public records request via our website for information that may be available in your office.

     

    I work for a website called Sunshine Request www.sunshinerequest.com. We built a site that makes it easier to make public records requests by filling out a simple form, and the results of any requests are posted on our site. This allows citizens to learn more about our local government, while saving staff from having to fulfill duplicate requests. If you have any questions about the project, please let me know, and I’ll be happy to answer.

     

    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: (January 2021) 3 part request for Gaston County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Message: “Hello Gaston County, NC Sheriffs Office (or County Government),

     

    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 GCSO 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 GCSO: 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 GCSO: 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!”

     

    ** 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.

     

    Thank you for your help,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • December 22, 2020 6:25 pm

    4 months ago

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    Status:
  • December 22, 2020 6:27 pm

    4 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending