City of Asheville Submitted: December 16, 2020 | Updated: January 19, 2021

(December 2020) Request for Asheville, NC police officer roster as of 12/16/20

Hello City of Asheville, NC Government (and APD),

I'd like to make a public records request for the following information:

Please provide the first, middle, and last names (and suffix where applicable) of all active sworn officers of the Asheville Police Department (APD).

The responsive records should be accurate as of 12/16/20 (or the date the query is performed).

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.

Editor’s Note 12/16/20: We recently Completed an August 2020 records request for similar information (found here) that asked for:

1) Current roster of all APD personnel, including all available public info, such as name, date of hire / promotion / demotion and salary, as of 08/06/20.

2) The same – (Roster list, and other public information), as of May 30th, 2020, and also June 15th, 2020.”

In that case, the City indicated that,

“After talking further with our HR department, we have determined there is no way to create this record without extensive staff time spent manually compiling the information to create a record. Therefore, pursuant to N.C. General Statute § 132-6.2 (e), we do not have any records responsive to this request. I encourage the requester to use the Open Data Portal to find current information. They can click on “Department” to sort alphabetically and police employees start on page 62.”

We anticipate that the City may likely apply this same reasoning to the new request (above), but just wanted to note that for the sender.

Thank you for using www.sunshinerequest.com!

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • January 19, 2021 4:34 pm

    3 days ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 19, 2021, 4:34 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (December 2020) Request for Asheville, NC police officer roster as of 12/16/20

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

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

     

    Appreciate your assistance!


    Status: Completed
  • January 6, 2021 11:29 am

    2 weeks ago

    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 6, 2021, 11:29 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (December 2020) Request for Asheville, NC police officer roster as of 12/16/20

     

    Good morning Sunshine Request,
    Below is a link to a list of the names of all sworn APD officers (as of January 5, 2021). Our records only indicate a middle initial for employees. Pursuant to NCGS 160A-168 (c1)(3) the identifying information for any undercover officers has been removed.

     

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/135Dn4gnPAmuAODaKILoGU4C1Zhe1zyfo/view?usp=sharing

     

    Let me know if you have any questions.
    All best,

     

    Liz Harper (she/her)
    Public Records Officer, City of Asheville
    (828) 259-5631 [email protected]

     

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


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • December 16, 2020 3:26 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 16, 2020, 3:26 PM
    subject: Records Request: (December 2020) Request for Asheville, NC police officer roster as of 12/16/20

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville,

     

    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.

     

    ** 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.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (December 2020) Request for Asheville, NC police officer roster as of 12/16/20

     

    Message: “Hello City of Asheville, NC Government (and APD),

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information:

     

    Please provide the first, middle, and last names (and suffix where applicable) of all active sworn officers of the Asheville Police Department (APD),

     

    The responsive records should be accurate as of 12/16/20 (or the date the query is performed).

     

    Thank you for your assistance!“

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • December 16, 2020 12:37 pm

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending