Buncombe County Submitted: May 18, 2022 | Updated: June 18, 2022

(May 2022) Multi-Part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO Patrol Division staffing levels information as of 05/18/22

Good afternoon Buncombe County Sheriff's Office (Records Officer),

I'd like to make a multi-part 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 regarding “BCSO Patrol Division Staffing Levels.” I believe that a normal patrol squad may consist of 15-17 deputies, including the Watch Commander (Lt.) and Supervisors (2 Sergeants). Please provide the following:

A1. Please provide the current number of filled positions for each BCSO Patrol Division Squad (Adam, Baker, Charlie and David - the number of deputies assigned for each of these). As of 05/18/22 or present day.

A2. Please provide a daily staffing number for each of the above squads since 01/01/22 to 05/18/22 (or present day). Please do not include in that count supplemental coverage from other divisions/sections such as SROs or SCET. I’d like to know the number of deputies that are assigned to a patrol squad reporting each shift from 01/01/22 through 05/18/22 (or present day). I believe there is an electronic searchable record created for each deputy when they sign into the CAD system and check on via radio. Employee time records would also contain the requested information.

B. Please provide the number of current Patrol Deputy positions that are vacant as of 05/18/22 (or present day).

** 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. **

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:

  • June 2, 2022 1:11 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 2, 2022, 1:11 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2022) Multi-Part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO Patrol Division staffing levels information as of 05/18/22

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

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

     

    Have a good day.


    Status: Completed
  • June 18, 2022 4:35 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: May 18, 2022, 4:35 PM
    subject: Records Request: (May 2022) Multi-Part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO Patrol Division staffing levels information as of 05/18/22

     

    Hello Sunshine Requests,

     

    A1. Please provide the current number of filled positions for each BCSO Patrol Division Squad (Adam, Baker, Charlie and David – the number of deputies assigned for each of these). As of 05/18/22 or present day.

     

    B. Please provide the number of current Patrol Deputy positions that are vacant as of 05/18/22 (or present day).

     

    There are a total of 68 patrol positions at the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office.

     

    16 on both Adam and Charlie Squads and 18 on both Baker and David Squads.

     

    Adam squad currently has all 16 positions filled.

    Baker Squad currently has 16 of the 18 filled.

    Charlie Squad currently has 14 of 16 filled.

    David Squad currently has 16 of 18 filled.

     

    Out of the 68 positions 6 are currently vacant.

     

    A2. Please provide a daily staffing number for each of the above squads since 01/01/22 to 05/18/22 (or present day). Please do not include in that count supplemental coverage from other divisions/sections such as SROs or SCET. I’d like to know the number of deputies that are assigned to a patrol squad reporting each shift from 01/01/22 through 05/18/22 (or present day). I believe there is an electronic searchable record created for each deputy when they sign into the CAD system and check on via radio. Employee time records would also contain the requested information.

     

    I have no records responsive to this request per NC G.S. 153A-98.

     

    Aaron Sarver

    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

    PIO


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • May 25, 2022 1:53 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: May 25, 2022, 1:53 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2022) Multi-Part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO Patrol Division staffing levels information as of 05/18/22

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office (Records Officer),

     

    I’m following up on this public records request that was sent in on 5/18: (May 2022) Multi-Part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO Patrol Division staffing levels information as of 05/18/22

     

    Please confirm that the request has been received on your end, and if / when it will begin being processed. Please provide a timeline or rough estimate as to when the request will be completed, and I will follow up around the time you specify.

     

    In any case, I’ll plan to follow up again in June if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!


    Status: Follow up
  • May 18, 2022 4:35 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: May 18, 2022, 4:35 PM
    subject: Records Request: (May 2022) Multi-Part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO Patrol Division staffing levels information as of 05/18/22

     

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

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (May 2022) Multi-Part request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO Patrol Division staffing levels information as of 05/18/22

     

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

     

    I’d like to make a multi-part 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 regarding “BCSO Patrol Division Staffing Levels.” I believe that a normal patrol squad may consist of 15-17 deputies, including the Watch Commander (Lt.) and Supervisors (2 Sergeants). Please provide the following:

     

    A1. Please provide the current number of filled positions for each BCSO Patrol Division Squad (Adam, Baker, Charlie and David – the number of deputies assigned for each of these). As of 05/18/22 or present day.

     

    A2. Please provide a daily staffing number for each of the above squads since 01/01/22 to 05/18/22 (or present day). Please do not include in that count supplemental coverage from other divisions/sections such as SROs or SCET. I’d like to know the number of deputies that are assigned to a patrol squad reporting each shift from 01/01/22 through 05/18/22 (or present day). I believe there is an electronic searchable record created for each deputy when they sign into the CAD system and check on via radio. Employee time records would also contain the requested information.

     

    B. Please provide the number of current Patrol Deputy positions that are vacant as of 05/18/22 (or present day).

     

    ** 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. **

     

    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
  • May 18, 2022 4:15 pm

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending