Other (indicate in message) Submitted: December 22, 2020 | Updated: March 11, 2021

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

Hello Henderson 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 HCSO 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 HCSO: 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 HCSO: 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:

  • March 11, 2021 4:47 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Russ Burrell <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 11, 2021, 4:47 PM
    subject: Re: FW: Records Request: (January 2021) 3 part request for Henderson County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Good afternoon Russ,

     

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

     

    Appreciate your assistance!


    Status: Completed
  • March 4, 2021 9:26 am

    1 month ago

    from: Russ Burrell <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 4, 2021, 9:26 AM
    subject: FW: Records Request: (January 2021) 3 part request for Henderson County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Good morning,

     

    Attached you will find the last requested record, regarding Henderson County Sheriff’s Office employee compensation in calendar 2020, in a format allowed by N.C. Gen. Stat. §153A-98.

     

    Let me know if you have questions.

     

    Russ Burrell

    Charles Russell Burrell

    County Attorney

     

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


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • February 25, 2021 3:58 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Russ Burrell <[email protected]>
    cc: PIO <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 25, 2021, 3:58 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (January 2021) 3 part request for Henderson County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Good afternoon Russ,

     

    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 in early March if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • January 27, 2021 2:48 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Russ Burrell <[email protected]>
    cc: PIO <[email protected]> date: Jan 27, 2021, 2:48 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (January 2021) 3 part request for Henderson County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Good afternoon Russ,

     

    Thank you for the update! With this new information in mind I will plan on following up in late February then if I don’t hear back before them.

     

    Appreciate your assistance!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • January 21, 2021 4:58 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Russ Burrell <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: PIO <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 21, 2021, 4:58 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (January 2021) 3 part request for Henderson County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    There should be one more – the long one from our HR office of your request 1, below. When I have it, it’ll be on its way, but since the way NC in G.S. 153A-98 sets it up we provide “information” regarding employees, not “records”, and so we have to create the document providing the information (no software out there that says “here’s a report with the GS 153A-98 info”), and its take time when it can only be done around other work.

     

    Russ Burrell


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • January 21, 2021 4:00 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Russ Burrell <[email protected]>
    cc: PIO <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 21, 2021, 4:00 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (January 2021) 3 part request for Henderson County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Good afternoon Russ,

     

    Thanks for sending those last two emails over. I really appreciate your assistance with this request, and I’ll follow up to check in again in early February if I haven’t received any other updates by then.

     

    Have a good day.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • January 14, 2021 4:36 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Russ Burrell <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: PIO <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 14, 2021, 4:36 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (January 2021) 3 part request for Henderson County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Another partial response, as of today:

     

    HCSO Agency 11 Openings

    Support Services -1

    SRO – 2

    Detention -6

    Communications – 2


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 13, 2021 11:19 am

    2 months ago

    from: Russ Burrell <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: PIO <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 13, 2021, 11:19 AM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (January 2021) 3 part request for Henderson County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Good morning,

     

    Here is a partial response, regarding question 3 (vehicles), copied and pasted from the reply to me from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office:

     

    3A – 183 total vehicles

    3B – 17 new vehicles ordered

    /in service

    3C – 4 2020 Dodge Pursuit

    Durango hemi

    13 2021 Dodge Pursuit

    Charger hemi

    Of these 17 vehicles, 3 K9,

    8 Patrol, 4 Warrants, 1 CID

    1 jail. 8 are UM, 9 marke

    3D – Total vehicles ordered

    Fy20/21 is 17

     

    I will forward more information/records when it is received.

     

    Russ Burrell

    Charles Russell Burrell

    County Attorney


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 12, 2021 4:43 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Russ Burrell <[email protected]>
    cc: PIO <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 12, 2021, 4:43 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (January 2021) 3 part request for Henderson County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Good afternoon Russ,

     

    Thank you for your quick response! We understand the explanations you’ve provided and have added your update on our site. We really appreciate your assistance with the requests, and we’ll follow up to check in again in early February if we haven’t received any other updates by then.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • January 5, 2021 4:03 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Russ Burrell <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>,
    PIO <[email protected]> cc: PIO <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 4, 2021, 4:03 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (January 2021) 3 part request for Henderson County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Good afternoon,

     

    Employee information requests regarding County government employees (which for this purpose includes employees of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office) are governed by N.C. Gen. Stat. §153A-98.

     

    Request 1:
    I have forwarded the request for all Henderson County Sheriff’s Office (including Detention Center) (i) employee names, (ii) current salary, (iii) current position, (iv) title, as of the date(s) the information is complied. As you alluded to in your request, “position” and “title” will not necessarily reveal the duty assignment of the employee. In addition, you may (or may not) be able to deduce from the information provided the command structure of the Sheriff’s Office. However, the information that the County is allowed to provide is (as you will note from the statute) limited, and to provide other than that provided for in §153A-98 is, under §153A-98(e), a crime.

     

    Request 2:
    Unfilled positions and in what divisions in the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office: as you noted before, this isn’t really a records request, but it is also something that will be provided.

     

    Request 3:
    A. through D. Again, not a records request, but since it would not be very difficult to create one that would supply this information, I will try to secure it and provide it.

     

    As to when these requests can be fulfilled, I cannot really say. My first thought is that requests 2 and 3 can be fulfilled pretty quickly – this week – but request 1 will take the County’s human resources department some time to compile, since the County’s payroll and personnel software does not keep the information the same way that §153A-98 allows it to be provided to the public. In any event, a copy of this email is being sent to the County’s Human Resources Department regarding Request 1, to the Sheriff’s Office regarding Request 2, and to the County’s Finance Department regarding Request 3.

     

    Russ Burrell
    Charles Russell Burrell


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • January 4, 2021 3:26 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Russ Burrell <[email protected]>,
    [email protected]
    date: Jan 4, 2021, 3:26 PM
    subject: Records Request: (January 2021) 3 part request for Henderson County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Good afternoon Henderson County and Henderson County Sheriff’s Department,

     

    Happy New Year!

     

    We received a new records request via our site www.sunshinerequest.com for info that may be available in your office. If there’s another party that we should be contacting about this request then please let us know.

     

    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:

     

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

     

    Message: “Hello Henderson 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 HCSO 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 HCSO: 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 HCSO: 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 6:13 pm

    3 months ago

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    Status:
  • December 22, 2020 6:14 pm

    3 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending