City of Asheville Submitted: January 20, 2023 | Updated: January 25, 2023

(January 2023) Request for City of Asheville, NC Government: Consulting firm findings and interpretations related to APD. 01/01/2012 – 01/18/2023.

Hello City of Asheville, NC Government (Records Officer),

I'd like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law.
Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

This request is related to “final findings from consulting firms hired to evaluate the Asheville Police Department.”

I believe that the APD / City Council / City of Asheville, NC has hired several consulting firms over the last ten years specifically to evaluate the Police Department, and help to slow the attrition rate of officers. I'm requesting that you please provide the final findings / results / interpretations from all of the consulting firms that have performed such work with the City and the Police Department. During the specific time period of 01/01/2012 through 01/18/2023.

As an example – I believe the Police Department brought in the consulting firm Matrix Consulting group in 2014/2015. They also used 21CP in 2018. I believe there are more firms that have also performed assessments over the period requested, but that information is not readily available.

I am not requesting to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain printed copies of, electronic records. In accordance with NC Public Records Law, I’m requesting explicitly that all responsive records be provided via an electronic medium / format (in which the records should already exist), such as an email, file share, google drive folder, mailed flash drive if necessary, etc.

** I do not have any additional or further clarifying info to provide other than what you see in the message above. If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law.**
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[Editor’s Note: This request has been sent solely from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from our Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of our request – We intend to continue to pursue our request.

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Thank you for your assistance!

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Status: Government Processing Request

Activity:

  • January 25, 2023 5:04 pm

    1 week ago

    **Editor’s Note 1/25/23: We’ll plan to follow up in mid-February if we haven’t heard anything by then. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • January 23, 2023 11:45 am

    1 week ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jan 23, 2023, 11:45 AM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #23-42

     

    Your public records request has been received by the City of Asheville and has been assigned to the appropriate person(s) for processing. Once processing is complete, you will receive any responsive records. Please reply to this message or contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

     

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    https://cityofashevillenc.nextrequest.com/requests/23-42


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • January 20, 2023 4:17 pm

    1 week ago

    **Editor’s Note: This request was sent in via Asheville City Government’s public records request portal. As we receive updates, we will post them here on our website. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!

     

    Hello City of Asheville (Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    If you’re not the appropriate party to contact about the request, please provide the correct name and email address of whom I should send it to.

     

    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 the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (January 2023) Request for City of Asheville, NC Government: Consulting firm findings and interpretations related to APD. 01/01/2012 – 01/18/2023.

     

    Message: “Hello City of Asheville, NC Government (Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law.

    Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    This request is related to “final findings from consulting firms hired to evaluate the Asheville Police Department.”

     

    I believe that the APD / City Council / City of Asheville, NC has hired several consulting firms over the last ten years specifically to evaluate the Police Department, and help to slow the attrition rate of officers. I’m requesting that you please provide the final findings / results / interpretations from all of the consulting firms that have performed such work with the City and the Police Department. During the specific time period of 01/01/2012 through 01/18/2023.

     

    As an example – I believe the Police Department brought in the consulting firm Matrix Consulting group in 2014/2015. They also used 21CP in 2018. I believe there are more firms that have also performed assessments over the period requested, but that information is not readily available.

     

    I am not requesting to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain printed copies of, electronic records. In accordance with NC Public Records Law, I’m requesting explicitly that all responsive records be provided via an electronic medium / format (in which the records should already exist), such as an email, file share, google drive folder, mailed flash drive if necessary, etc.

     

    ** I do not have any additional or further clarifying info to provide other than what you see in the message above. If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law.**

    ——————

     

    [Editor’s Note: This request has been sent solely from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from our Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of our request – We intend to continue to pursue our request.

     

    Please note that we cannot commit to pay any potential fees / associated costs related to any request. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let us know the itemized potential cost.]

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Thank you!

     

    ** Sunshine Request (www.sunshinerequest.com) makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • January 20, 2023 11:12 am

    1 week ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending