Buncombe County Submitted: May 18, 2022 | Updated: October 27, 2022

(May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

Good afternoon Buncombe County Sheriff's Office (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 regarding “BCSO Training Emails.”

Please provide all emails sent to, or received from, any Buncombe County Sheriff's Office email address from 05/01/22 through 05/18/22 (or present day) with the word "training" or referencing training, training schedules, canceled training, etc.

Where applicable – Please include all .PDFs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, photos, etc. that are indicated within the responsive records. For example: A .PDF that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided.

** 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:

  • October 27, 2022 2:32 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 27, 2022, 2:32 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    That worked, thank you! I will mark this request as completed on our site.

     

    Have a good day.


    Status: Completed
  • October 27, 2022 10:02 am

    1 month ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 27, 2022, 10:02 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    I just sent a secure file transfer email with the file it’s 365 MB.

     

    Please let me know if you are able to download it.

     

    **Editor’s Note: The file was too big to upload directly to our site. Please view it by accessing this Google Drive folder we created: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1nZah6tB9y4Iigrpr44aTZGK6aFRzrngu


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • October 26, 2022 6:04 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 26, 2022, 6:04 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    Hi Aaron,

     

    Unfortunately we are unable to access that file via SharePoint. Are you able to send it via Dropbox or Google Drive?

     

    Thank you.


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • October 26, 2022 3:34 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 26, 2022, 3:34 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    Hello Sunshine Requests,

     

    The attached PDF contains the records responsive to this request.

     

    Please let me know if you can access it, I had to attach it to our Sharepoint system as it’s too large to attach
    as a file to this email.

     

    Aaron


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • October 17, 2022 3:04 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 17, 2022, 3:04 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    Hi Aaron,

     

    Thank you for your reply.

     

    I find it concerning if you have not received any update, and/or if you haven’t followed up with IT, about the status of the request since May 31st (which is when you initially said it was submitted to IT for a search).

     

    You have said a couple times since then that you have not heard anything back from IT. Can you please follow up with Eric / IT to confirm that the request is being processed, and when they expect completion?

     

    We are concerned if the County is intentionally delaying their response / fulfillment of the request above. The County is required to process all valid public records requests under NC Public Records Law, and do so as promptly as possible. With this in mind — I’d like 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

     

    We respectfully ask that staff take immediate action to resolve this issue, and ensure that ALL public records requests are being fulfilled and responded to as required under NC Public Records Law.

     

    I will plan to follow up one more time at the end of the month if we do not hear back.

     

    Thank you.

     

    ~ Lauren (and the Sunshine Request Team)


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • October 17, 2022 2:52 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 17, 2022, 2:52 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    No updates on this, sorry.

     

    Aaron Sarver

    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

    PIO


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 11, 2022 4:01 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 11, 2022, 4:01 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    Following up on Lauren’s email to you from 12 days ago. She is currently OOO, but her email to you said:

     

    “Hi Aaron,

     

    I’m following up again on the request above: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day , first sent to BCSO on May 18, 2022, 4:38 PM.

     

    I understand that as of September 14 you indicated to us you hadn’t heard anything back since you “… submitted a request to IT to conduct an email search for all BCSO employees on this” back on May 31st.

     

    I had hoped to CC Eric Grau – as this may facilitate a more timely response regarding status update on IT’s end – However, there is no contact info for either Eric, or for a Buncombe County IT dept., available on the County’s website.

     

    As the request is now 4.5 months old, I’d like to ask again if you can please provide any explanations for the delay, as well as an anticipated timeline for completion.

     

    If I do not hear back, we will make one more attempt to follow up next month, before marking the request as “Denied”.

     

    Thank you.
    ~ Lauren (and The Sunshine Request Team)”


    Status: Government Denied Request
  • September 30, 2022 11:08 am

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 29, 2022, 11:08 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    Hi Aaron,

     

    I’m following up again on the request above: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day , first sent to BCSO on May 18, 2022, 4:38 PM.

     

    I understand that as of September 14 you indicated to us you hadn’t heard anything back since you “… submitted a request to IT to conduct an email search for all BCSO employees on this” back on May 31st.

     

    I had hoped to CC Eric Grau – as this may facilitate a more timely response regarding status update on IT’s end – However, there is no contact info for either Eric, or for a Buncombe County IT dept., available on the County’s website.

     

    As the request is now 4.5 months old, I’d like to ask again if you can please provide any explanations for the delay, as well as an anticipated timeline for completion.

     

    If I do not hear back, we will make one more attempt to follow up next month, before marking the request as “Denied”.

     

    Thank you.
    ~ Lauren (and The Sunshine Request Team)


    Status: Follow up
  • September 22, 2022 2:48 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 22, 2022, 2:48 PM
    subject: Automatic reply: Records Request: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    I am out of the office and away from email from September 21-23. Please contact Carolina Siliceo Perez with any urgent media requests.


    Status: Follow up
  • September 22, 2022 2:47 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 22, 2022, 2:47 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    Hi Aaron,

     

    I’m following up on the request above: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day , first sent to BCSO on May 18, 2022, 4:38 PM.

     

    I understand that as of September 14 you indicated to us you hadn’t heard anything back since you “… submitted a request to IT to conduct an email search for all BCSO employees on this” back on May 31st.

     

    I had hoped to CC Eric Grau on my email today – as this may facilitate a response regarding status update on IT’s end – However, there is no available contact info for either Eric, or for a Buncombe County IT dept., on the County’s website.

     

    As the request is now over 4 months old, I’d like to ask if you can please provide any explanation for the delay, and an anticipated timeline for completion.

     

    I will make one more attempt to follow up at the end of the month if I have not heard back by then.

     

    Thank you.

     

    ~ Lauren (and The Sunshine Request Team)


    Status: Follow up
  • September 14, 2022 3:01 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 14, 2022, 3:01 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    I haven’t heard anything back yet, sorry.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 14, 2022 2:55 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 14, 2022, 2:55 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    I wanted to check in and see if there was an update or estimated timeline of completion for this request that was sent in on 5/18: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    I will plan on following up again at the end of the month if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • September 7, 2022 3:06 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 7, 2022, 3:06 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    I wanted to check in and see if there was any update to report related to this public records request?

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • August 14, 2022 9:33 am

    3 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 14, 2022, 9:33 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    I have not heard anything back yet from county IT on how many records the search brought back.

     

    Aaron Sarver
    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,
    PIO
    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
  • August 9, 2022 4:01 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 9, 2022, 4:01 PM
    subject: Automatic reply: Records Request: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    I am out of the office from august 8th to the 12th.

     

    Please contact Carolina Siliceo Perez in my absence at [email protected]


    Status: Follow up
  • August 9, 2022 4:01 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 9, 2022, 4:01 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    Thank you for the update back on 7/14.

     

    I wanted to check in again and see if there was any update to report? I will plan on following up again at the end of the month if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Appreciate your help!


    Status: Follow up
  • July 14, 2022 1:42 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 14, 2022, 1:42 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    It has been submitted to IT for a search of emails, but I haven’t heard anything back yet.

     

    Aaron Sarver
    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,
    PIO
    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 14, 2022 4:38 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 14, 2022, 4:38 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    I wanted to check in on this request to see if there was any update to report?

     

    I will plan on following up again at the end of the month if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • June 14, 2022 5:15 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 14, 2022, 5:15 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    Thank you for the update!

     

    We appreciate your assistance.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 31, 2022 11:48 am

    5 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: May 31, 2022, 11:48 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    Hello Sunshine Requests,

     

    I have submitted a request to IT to conduct an email search for all BCSO employees on this.

     

    Aaron


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 25, 2022 1:55 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: May 25, 2022, 1:55 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    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) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    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 4:38 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: May 18, 2022, 4:38 PM
    subject: Records Request: (May 2022) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    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) Request for Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office: BCSO training related emails 05/01/22 – present day

     

    Message: “Good afternoon Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office (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 regarding “BCSO Training Emails.”

     

    Please provide all emails sent to, or received from, any Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office email address from 05/01/22 through 05/18/22 (or present day) with the word “training” or referencing training, training schedules, canceled training, etc.

     

    Where applicable – Please include all .PDFs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, photos, etc. that are indicated within the responsive records. For example: A .PDF that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided.

     

    ** 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 4:26 pm

    6 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending