Buncombe County Submitted: July 21, 2023 | Updated: January 3, 2024

(July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

Good afternoon Aaron (or Buncombe County, NC Sheriff's Office. Records Officer),

Please reply promptly to the following public records request, which is being made in accordance with NC Public Records Law.
Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

** I’m simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I’m NOT asking for the opportunity to come in person to "inspect", nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via an electronic medium / format (in which the copy of this record should already exist).

I do not have any additional or further clarifying info I wish to provide to narrow this request. If the request it is unclear, or 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. **

I understand from a previous / similar records request that was just completed in June 2023 that, perhaps, there is “no responsive information”, or, that it is “not possible to query the information in this way”. And if so – then please clarify why this info cannot be provided as requested under NC Public Records Law.

This is a 3 part request, related to Buncombe Co. Sheriff's Office Separations / Demotions / Promotions. Please provide each of the following:

1. All separations from the Sheriff's Office from January 01, 2023 through the present day (date the query is performed).

2. All promotions in rank from January 01, 2023 through the present day (date the query is performed). Please list the divisions that the employee is transferred From / To, if available.

3. All demotions in rank from January 01, 2023 through the present day (date the query is performed). Please list the divisions that the employee is transferred From / To, if available.

If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.
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Please note that by submitting this request, I’m NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it isn’t possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and explanations for those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I respond.

By Law I’m not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

Sunshine Request
PO Box 17391
Asheville, NC 28816

The 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 me or my Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

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.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • January 3, 2024 8:23 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    cc: Christina Esmay <[email protected]>, “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 3, 2024, 8:23 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Good evening Aaron,

     

    I’ve reviewed all the info you have sent to this point, and I will now mark the request as “Completed” on our website.

     

    Thank you very much for your assistance with the request!

     

    ~ Lauren (and The Sunshine Request Team)


    Status: Completed
  • January 3, 2024 12:22 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Christina Esmay <[email protected]>, “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 3, 2024, 12:22 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Terminations:

     

    Control Room Operators are within the Detention Division.

     

    Jay Williams   Control Room Operator
    Chad Walker   Senior Detention Deputy
    Heather Cloer   Detention Officer I
    Anna Thompson   Control Room Operator

     

    Demotions:

     

    Dustan Ray and Margaret Rein, both within Detention Division.

     

    Aaron Sarver

    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

    Public Affairs Director

     

    p. (828) 250-4414 c. (828) 713-0452  

    60 Court Plaza, 4th Floor – Asheville, NC 28801

     

    21st Century Policing. Procedural Justice.

     


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    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 2, 2024 3:30 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Christina Esmay <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 2, 2024, 3:30 PM
    subject: Automatic reply: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Thank you for your email. I am currently out of the office and will not be able to access emails, calls, or texts until Friday, January 12th.

     

    If you are looking for updates on an active incident, you can check our social media accounts, Twitter: @buncombesheriff and Facebook: @buncombesheriff.

     

    For media inquiries or public information requests, please email Aaron Sarver at [email protected].

     

    If you have questions about community events or community engagement, please email Katrina Fabbro at [email protected].

     

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    Email correspondence to and from this address may be subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.

     

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    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    cc: Christina Esmay <[email protected]>, “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 2, 2024, 3:30 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Hi Aaron,

     

    Thank you for providing that info! I believe that
    this fulfills Item #2 from my request.

     

    Once Item # 3 has been addressed, I can mark this request as “Completed” on my end.

     

    3. All demotions in rank from January 01, 2023 through the present day (date the query is performed). Please list the divisions that the employee is transferred From / To, if available.

     

    Thank you for your help!


    Status: Follow up
  • January 2, 2024 9:14 am

    4 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Christina Esmay <[email protected]>, “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 2, 2024, 9:14 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Hi Lauren,

     

    These two promotions moved from the Enforcement Division to the Support Ops Division:

     

    Dustan Auldredge – Captain

    Christopher Stockton – Lieutenant

     

    All of these promotions took place within the Enforcement Division:

     

    Nathan Ball – Lieutenant – Patrol District 3

    Andrew Barker – Sergeant Detective – CID

    Michael Buckner – Sergeant – Patrol District 3

    Ronnie Davis – Sergeant – DWI Task Force

    Shannon Fish – Sergeant – Civil Process

    Preston Honeycutt – Captain – District 3

    Darrell Maxwell – Sergeant – Patrol District 3

    Richie Moffat – Executive Lieutenant – District 3

    Michael Murphy – Executive Lieutenant – District 2

    Tommy Shepherd – Sergeant – Patrol District 3

    Suzanne Skeeters – Detective – SIU – CNT

    Caleb Smith – Sergeant – Patrol District 2

    Alana Stroupe – Sergeant – SRO

    Michael Thueme – Sergeant Detective – CID

    Doug Underwood – Lieutenant – Patrol District 3

    Rayleon Ward – Detective – CID District 1

    Kenneth Warren – Lieutenant – District 3

     

    All of these promotions took place within the Detention Division:

     

    Vivian BaCote – Captain

    James Campbell III – Sergeant

    Tracy Hill – Sergeant

    Kristi Jones – Lieutenant

    Christina Parker – Sergeant

    Bryan Rowland – Executive Lieutenant

    James Smith – Sergeant

     

    Aaron

    Aaron Sarver

    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

    Public Affairs Director

    p. (828) 250-4414 c. (828) 713-0452  

    60 Court Plaza, 4th Floor – Asheville, NC 28801

     

    21st Century Policing. Procedural Justice.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • December 29, 2023 1:11 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    cc: Christina Esmay <[email protected]>, “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 29, 2023, 1:11 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Hi Aaron,

     

    Thank you for your reply. To reiterate my July request, I asked for:

     

    This is a 3 part request, related to Buncombe Co. Sheriff’s Office Separations / Demotions / Promotions. Please provide each of the following:

     

    1. All separations from the Sheriff’s Office from January 01, 2023 through the present day (date the query is performed).

    2. All promotions in rank from January 01, 2023 through the present day (date the query is performed). Please list the divisions that the employee is transferred From / To, if available.

    3. All demotions in rank from January 01, 2023 through the present day (date the query is performed). Please list the divisions that the employee is transferred From / To, if available.

     

    You fulfilled Item #1 on December 01.

     

    Thank you for sending partial responses to Item #2 on Dec. 01 and Dec. 22. You indicated in your last email that this Item is “complete”. However, I’d like to ask that you please clarify the division that each employee was “Transferred From” and “To” as requested.

     

    Similarly, when you’re working on Item #3 this should also include the division that each employee was transferred From and To.

     

    If this info cannot be provided as requested, please explain this and please cite specifically where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law.

     

    Thank you for your help!


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • December 22, 2023 1:55 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Christina Esmay <[email protected]>, “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 22, 2023, 1:55 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Hello Sunshine Requests,

     

    This info below completes #2.

     

    Alana Stroupe
    Sergeant – SRO
    Andrew Barker
    Sergeant Detective – CID
    Caleb Smith
    Sergeant – P Baker D2
    Christopher Stockton
    Lieutenant – Support Ops / Training
    Darrell Maxwell
    Sergeant – P David District 3
    Don Eberhardt
    Major
    Doug Underwood
    Lieutenant
    Dustan Auldredge
    Captain – Support Ops
    Michael Buckner
    Sergeant – P Baker D3
    Michael Murphy
    Executive Lieutenant – District 2
    Michael Thueme
    Sergeant Detective
    Nathan Ball
    Lieutenant
    Preston Honeycutt
    Captain – D3
    Rayleon Ward
    Detective – CID D1
    Ronnie Davis
    Sergeant
    Shannon Fish
    Sergeant – Civil Process
    Suzanne Skeeters
    Detective
    Richie Moffat
    Executive Lieutenant
    Kenneth Warren
    Lieutenant
    Tommy Shepherd
    Sergeant

     

    Aaron Sarver

    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

    Public Affairs Director

     

    p. (828) 250-4414 c. (828) 713-0452

    60 Court Plaza, 4th Floor – Asheville, NC 28801

    21st Century Policing. Procedural Justice.

     

    Editor’s Note to Sender: The format of the data table Aaron sent us is not compatible with our website. Therefore, we’ve taken a screenshot of the same info from the email above, and you can see it in the file (“Aaron Sarver, screenshot of email from 12/22/23”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • December 21, 2023 3:06 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    cc: Christina Esmay <[email protected]>, “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 21, 2023, 3:06 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    This message is in regard to the following public records request I submitted to your offices on July 24:

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 24, 2023, 2:58 PM
    subject: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    On December 01 you provided a spreadsheet to fulfill Item #1 from the request. You also provided what you called a “non-complete list of promotions for” Item #2. You also indicated you were still “working on info for” Item #3.

     

    Can you please provide an anticipated date for the completion of items #2 and #3 from my request?

     

    I will check in with you again after the Holiday break, if I don’t hear anything else before then.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • December 1, 2023 2:37 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    cc: Christina Esmay <[email protected]>,
    “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 1, 2023, 2:37 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Hi Aaron,

     

    Thank you for your response. I have added that updated information to our website:
    https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/july-2023-multi-part-request-for-buncombe-county-nc-sheriffs-office-separations-demotions-promotions-from-01-01-23-present-day/

     

    I will follow up with you again in a couple of weeks re: item #3, if I don’t hear anything else before then.

     

    Thank you for your help!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • December 1, 2023 2:21 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Christina Esmay <[email protected]>, “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 1, 2023, 2:21 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Hi Lauren,

     

    Attached is a spreadsheet which covers #1.

     

    Here is a non-complete list of promotions for #2.

     

    In the enforcement bureau: Lieutenant Richie Moffatt to Executive Lieutenant; Sergeant Kenneth Warrant to Lieutenant; Deputy Tommy Sheperd to Sergeant.

     

    In courts and detention: Sergeant Bryan Rowland to Executive Lieutenant and Detention Officer Tracy Hill to the rank of Sergeant.

     

    Doug Underwood was recently promoted to patrol lieutenant.

    Caleb Smith was recently promoted to patrol sergeant.

    Darrell Maxwell has been promoted to patrol Sergeant.

    Alana Stroupe has been promoted to Sergeant with our SRO Unit.

     

    Sgt. Dustan Auldredge to Captain of Training

    Lt. Michael Murphy to Executive Lieutenant of Enforcement District 2

    Sgt. Christopher Stockton to Lieutenant of Training

     

    Detention:

    Kristie M. Jones  has promoted to Lieutenant

    James Campbell  has been promoted to Sergeant

    James Smith has been promoted to Sergeant

     

    Nathan Ball has promoted to Lieutenant of David Squad

    Joey Gorman has been promoted to Sergeant of IGRANT Uniform Division

    Michael Thueme has been promoted to Sergeant in CID

     

    Elliott Summey has been appointed to Captain in Enforcement.

    James Redmond has been appointed to Executive Lieutenant in Enforcement

    Peter Watkins has been appointed to Executive Lieutenant in Courts Enforcement

    Kelly Ball has been assigned Executive Lieutenant in Internal Affairs / Professional Standards

     

    I am working on info for #3.

     

    Aaron Sarver

    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

    Public Affairs Director

     

    p. (828) 250-4414 c. (828) 713-0452  

    60 Court Plaza, 4th Floor – Asheville, NC 28801

    21st Century Policing. Procedural Justice.

     

    Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced (“Worker’s_Job_History_1.1.2023 – 11.29.2023.xlsx“) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • November 28, 2023 6:17 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    cc: Christina Esmay <[email protected]>, “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>, “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 28, 2023, 6:17 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Good evening Aaron, Christina, (Kassi and Michael also CCed),

     

    This is my last attempt to follow up with Aaron and Christina regarding my public records request in the email thread above. I first submitted it to their offices on July 24th:

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 24, 2023, 2:58 PM
    subject: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    The last I heard from anyone, or received a response, was from Aaron on September 05 @ 7:48 AM. He said, “Working on this request, thanks.”

     

    I have followed up with you via email 4 times since then, and have received no response. I also called and left a voicemail at Aaron’s office number on November 17th at 12:45pm, following up on the same. I have not heard back.

     

    Under NC Public Records Law, the BCSO is required to “promptly” process all public records requests. I am concerned that you may be intentionally delaying or ignoring the fulfillment of requests by allowing them to “sit” until staff has availability, or feels like addressing my messages. With this in mind, I want to highlight the court case referenced in item #6 of the following article, posted on the NC Press Association website. In this instance: “The trial court held that an unjustified one-month delay in production of records was tantamount to a denial”. http://www.ncpress.com/stories/a-bakers-dozen-for-2022nc-public-records-law,2390

     

    Having made all reasonable attempts to follow up with you, and having received no reply — I’m going to now mark this request as having been “Denied” by your organization.

     

    I would like to encourage BCSO to review your current public records request fulfillment process to ensure that you’re addressing all requests in a timely manner, and in accordance with NC Public Records Law.

     

    I will continue to make various Public Records Requests / submit emails to your office periodically, and I expect to receive a response.

     

    Thank you.

     

    ~ Lauren (and The Sunshine Request Team)


    Status: Government Denied Request
  • November 17, 2023 12:45 pm

    6 months ago

    Editor’s Note to Sender: We called and left a voicemail at Aaron Sarver’s office today 11/17/23 at 12:45pm EST. We told him that we’re following up on the July request above, and haven’t heard back since September 05. Rather than mark this request as “Denied” today, we’re going to give Aaron or Christina one more opportunity to respond to our emails / voicemail, and we’ll follow up again in another week or so if we don’t hear back.


    Status: Follow up
  • October 24, 2023 1:20 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    cc: Christina Esmay <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 24, 2023, 1:20 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Good afternoon Aaron and Christina,

     

    Please reply promptly.

     

    This is my 4th and final attempt to follow up with you regarding my public records request in the email thread above. It was first submitted to your offices on Jul 24 @ 2:58 PM.

     

    Subject: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.
    ———

     

    The last I heard from anyone (or received a response) was from Aaron on Sep 5 @ 7:48 AM: “Working on this request, thanks.”

     

    Since that time, I have not heard anything else. Nor have I received a response to any of the 3 follow up emails I’ve sent you over the past month +.

     

    Please provide an anticipated date for the completion of this public records request.

     

    I will follow up again in 1 week, if I do not hear anything else before then. At that point, if I still have not heard back I will mark this request as having been “denied” by your organization.

     

    Thank you.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • October 12, 2023 2:09 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    cc: Christina Esmay <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 12, 2023, 2:09 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Hi Aaron,

     

    Please provide an anticipated date for completion of the following public records request. It was first submitted to you on Monday July 24 @ 2:58 PM:
    (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Thank you.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • October 5, 2023 12:46 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    cc: Christina Esmay <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 5, 2023, 12:46 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Good afternoon Aaron and Christina,

     

    I’m following up again to ask that you please provide an anticipated date for the completion of the following records request. It was first submitted to you on Monday July 24 @ 2:58 PM:
    (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    I will follow up in 1 week if I don’t hear anything else.

     

    Thank you.

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • September 19, 2023 11:08 am

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    cc: Christina Esmay <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 19, 2023, 11:08 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Hi Aaron,

     

    Thanks for confirming on Sept 05 that you’re still working on this request.

     

    I just want to ask again if you can please provide an anticipated date or timeline for the completion of the request?

     

    First submitted on Monday July 24 @ 2:58 PM:
    (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    I’ll follow up again next week, if I don’t hear anything else before then.

     

    Thank you!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 5, 2023 7:48 am

    8 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Christina Esmay <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 5, 2023, 7:48 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Working on this request, thanks.

     

    Aaron Sarver

    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

    Public Affairs Director

     

    p. (828) 250-4414 c. (828) 713-0452

    60 Court Plaza, 4th Floor – Asheville, NC 28801

    21st Century Policing. Procedural Justice.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 1, 2023 3:24 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    cc: Christina Esmay <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 1, 2023, 3:24 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Good Afternoon Aaron and Christina,

     

    I’m following up again to ask that you please provide an anticipated or approximate date for the completion of the following public records request. It was first submitted on Mon, Jul 24, 2:58 PM.

     

    (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    I will make one more attempt to follow up in 1 week, if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thanks for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • August 21, 2023 2:46 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    cc: Christina Esmay <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 21, 2023, 2:46 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Hi Aaron and Christina,

     

    I just wanted to check in to see if you’re able to provide an anticipated / approximate date for the completion of the following public records request:

     

    (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Thanks for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • July 27, 2023 12:21 pm

    10 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 27, 2023, 12:21 AM
    subject: Automatic reply: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    I’m out of the office, please contact Christina Esmay if you have an urgent matter or media request.

     

    [email protected]
    828.782.0208


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 27, 2023 12:20 pm

    10 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 27, 2023, 12:20 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Thank you Aaron!

     

    I’ll follow up again around mid-August, if I do not hear anything else before then.

     

    Thanks for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 25, 2023 2:37 pm

    10 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 25, 2023, 2:37 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Got it, thanks.

     

    Aaron Sarver

    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

    Public Affairs Director

    p. (828) 250-4414 c. (828) 713-0452

    60 Court Plaza, 4th Floor – Asheville, NC 28801

    21st Century Policing. Procedural Justice.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 24, 2023 2:58 pm

    10 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 24, 2023, 2:58 PM
    subject: Records Request: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Good afternoon Aaron (or Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office. 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 soon if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (July 2023) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: Separations, Demotions, Promotions from 01/01/23 – Present day.

     

    Message: “Good afternoon Aaron (or Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office. Records Officer),

     

    Please reply promptly to the following public records request, which is being made in accordance with NC Public Records Law.
    Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    ** I’m simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I’m NOT asking for the opportunity to come in person to “inspect”, nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via an electronic medium / format (in which the copy of this record should already exist).

     

    I do not have any additional or further clarifying info I wish to provide to narrow this request. If the request it is unclear, or 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. **

     

    I understand from a previous / similar records request that was just completed in June 2023 that, perhaps, there is “no responsive information”, or, that it is “not possible to query the information in this way”. And if so – then please clarify why this info cannot be provided as requested under NC Public Records Law.

     

    This is a 3 part request, related to Buncombe Co. Sheriff’s Office Separations / Demotions / Promotions. Please provide each of the following:

     

    1. All separations from the Sheriff’s Office from January 01, 2023 through the present day (date the query is performed).

     

    2. All promotions in rank from January 01, 2023 through the present day (date the query is performed). Please list the divisions that the employee is transferred From / To, if available.

     

    3. All demotions in rank from January 01, 2023 through the present day (date the query is performed). Please list the divisions that the employee is transferred From / To, if available.

     

    If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.
    ————————————

     

    Please note that by submitting this request, I’m NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it isn’t possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and explanations for those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I respond.

     

    By Law I’m not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

     

    Sunshine Request
    PO Box 17391
    Asheville, NC 28816

     

    The 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 me or my Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

     

    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
  • July 21, 2023 6:45 pm

    10 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending