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
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.
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)?
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!