Other (indicate in message) Submitted: December 22, 2020 | Updated: January 19, 2021

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

Hello Mecklenburg County, NC Sheriff's 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 MCSO 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 MCSO: 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 MCSO: 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: Government Processing Request

Activity:

  • January 19, 2021 3:58 pm

    3 days ago

    from: Parker, Janet <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 19, 2021, 3:58 PM
    subject: RE: [External](January 2021) 3 part request for Mecklenburg County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Good afternoon Patrick,

     

    Please see table below for Part 2 of your request

     


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 15, 2021 4:15 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Parker, Janet” <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 15, 2021, 4:15 PM
    subject: Re: [External](January 2021) 3 part request for Mecklenburg County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Good afternoon Janet,

     

    Thank you for your responses! I appreciate your help and will keep a look out for additional emails from you that address the other parts of this request.

     

    Have a good weekend!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • January 15, 2021 11:03 am

    1 week ago

    from: Parker, Janet <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 15, 2021, 11:03 AM
    subject: RE: [External](January 2021) 3 part request for Mecklenburg County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Good morning Patrick,

     

    Please see responses below to Part 3 of your request.

     

    How many vehicles are currently assigned to the Sheriff’s Office?
    217 motor vehicles/ 2 Golf Carts/ 5 Motorcycles

     

    How many new vehicles have been either ordered or are in service?
    We have 17 2020 model year vehicles in service and 32 2019 model year vehicles in service. We have 7 remaining 2020 model year vehicles that are in the process of being upfitted to be put into service

     

    What type of “Patrol unit” has been ordered and how many? Are all the vehicles marked units?
    We order Ford Explorers and Dodge Chargers for our patrol units. Assignment/ rank will determine if it is a marked or unmarked unit. Field deputies are assigned marked units, supervisors are assigned unmarked units. We have 3 deputies assigned to the Courts that are assigned unmarked vehicles and 1 deputy assigned to the DEA task force with an unmarked unit. Breakdown of what was ordered is below.

     

    What is the projected number of vehicles to be purchased for FY20/21?
    For FY21 the county will purchase the MCSO 22 Vehicles. They also have purchased an additional 6 Dodge Chargers that were from FY20 as the order for these vehicles were canceled by the manufacturer. Below is a breakdown of what was ordered for FY21:

     

    7 Marked Dodge Chargers

    2 Unmarked Dodge Chargers

    6 Marked Ford Explorers

    3 Marked Transport Vans

    1 Unmarked Transport Van

    1 K9 Chevrolet Tahoe

    1 Unmarked Civilian Chevy Equinox

    1 Food Services Truck

    22 Total Vehicles

    6 Marked Chargers were ordered from FY20 As well


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 14, 2021 3:55 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Parker, Janet <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 14, 2021, 3:55 PM
    subject: RE: [External](January 2021) 3 part request for Mecklenburg County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Good afternoon Patrick,

     

    Thank you for the clarification.

     

    Request 1 of 3A: I have forwarded the request for all current MCSO employees names, salaries, positions, titles to MCSO HR as well as the county’s HR Department.

     

    Request 1 of 3B: please refer to our website for current command structure: http://www.mecksheriff.com/index.php/executive-staff/

     

    Request 2 of 3: I have forwarded this request as well to MCSO HR/Meck County HR

     

    Request 3 of 3: I have forwarded this request to the MCSO Director of Business Management

     

    I will follow-up with an email as information is provided.

     

    Thank you,

    Janet


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 14, 2021 1:34 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Parker, Janet” <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 14, 2021, 1:34 PM
    subject: Re: [External](January 2021) 3 part request for Mecklenburg County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Hi Janet,

     

    Thank you for your reply!

     

    In order to clarify the request – I will revise and resubmit the request as follows:

     

    I am making a public records request under NC Public records law NCGS 132, under which there is no provision requiring an individual to provide a name or address with a public records request. However, as a courtesy to help speed along the request, I will be happy to provide a name and address –– you should consider that this request is made by me (Patrick Conant). I also just happen to be the director of Sunshine Request.

     

    I am the “actual requesting party”, and my address is PO Box 17391, Asheville NC, 28816. I am an NC resident who is making a public records request to Mecklenburg County, NC, under NC public records law. I have provided you with my name and address, and having done so, you should now proceed to fulfill the request.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again around that time.

     

    Here are the details:

     

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

     

    Message: “Hello Mecklenburg County, NC Sheriff’s 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 MCSO 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).

     

    **[Note to MCSO: If this is more of an informational type of question, rather than a clear request for specific public records, please let me know!]

    ——————

    Part 3 of 3

     

    A. How many vehicles are assigned to the Sheriff’s Office 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 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 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?

     

    **[Note to MCSO: 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 me know!]

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

    ——————

     

    If you are unable / unwilling to fulfill the request, kindly let me know. If you will be denying the request, please provide me with a copy and documentation of any and all public policies within the County of Mecklenburg, as well as NC Public Records Law, which will justify a reason for denial. I will note this information on my website, and will decide how I’d like to proceed from there.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • January 8, 2021 12:55 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Parker, Janet <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 8, 2021, 12:55 PM
    subject: RE: [External](January 2021) 3 part request for Mecklenburg County, NC Sheriff’s Office, pay, positions, and vehicle info as of 12/22/20

     

    Good afternoon,

     

    If someone has a records request regarding MCSO they can contact us directly. We don’t typically provide this information through a third party platform.

     

    Janet Parker

    Public Information Manager

    [email protected]

    O: (980) 314-5170

    M: (704) 564-3234


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • January 4, 2021 3:28 pm

    2 weeks ago

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

     

    Good afternoon Mecklenburg County, NC Sheriff’s Office,

     

    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.

     

    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:

     

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

     

    Message: “Hello Mecklenburg County, NC Sheriff’s 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 MCSO 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 MCSO: 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 MCSO: 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 6:17 pm

    1 month ago

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    Status:
  • December 22, 2020 6:18 pm

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending