City of Asheville Submitted: September 16, 2020 | Updated: October 20, 2020

[See Editor’s Note](September 2020) Request for City of Asheville, NC Police Department positions, pay, and retirements as of 9/14/2020

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

I'd like to make a public records request for the following information. Please provide the most responsive records related to APD as of 09/14/2020:

1. Please provide all current employee names, salaries, positions and titles, including, Civilian, Narcotics. I will assume that certain employees will need to be redacted due to their position. Please include the following:

A - Name, Rank, and Salary as of 9/14/2020.

B - Current command structure within the agency.

For example:
John Doe - Captain Patrol/
Jane Doe - Captain Criminal Investigations, Jim Doe - Executive Lt / patrol/Criminal

2. I would also like to request the number of Officers who have retired or resigned between 01/01/2020, and 9/14/2020.

3. Please provide the number of positions that are currently open within APD as of 09/14/2020.

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 09/16/20: Related to Item #2 (“I would also like to request the number of Officers who have retired or resigned between 01/01/2020, and 9/14/2020.”)

Please note – In August 2020, we fulfilled a very similar request for the same info, specifically asking for “resignations” at APD from 08/01/19 – 08/31/20 (found here):

“… data regarding “APD resignations” by month, from August 01, 2019 – August 31, 2020. Specifically, I’m only interested in the numbers and reasons given for the resignations.

For Example: “Total of 3 resignations in July 2020 – 1 resignation for better job elsewhere; 1 resignation due to family issues; 1 resignation due to low morale.”

The response we received from AVL Gov in that case was as follows:

“Pursuant to N.C.G.S. §§160A-168(b) and (c), resignation information is confidential personnel record. Therefore, the city has no records responsive to your request.


We anticipate we will receive the same response related to Item #2 (“resignations”) in the new request above. However, we’re not sure if the same response also applies to “retirements” as well. Therefore, the request we send in will read as follows:

2.  I would also like to request to know the number of Officers who have “retired” from 01/01/2020 – 09/14/2020.

In a previous request AVL Gov stated that ‘Pursuant to N.C.G.S. §§160A-168(b) and (c), resignation information is confidential personnel record. Therefore, the city has no records responsive to your request.’

I do not know if that response only applies to “resignations” specifically, or if it also applies to “retirements” as well. If so, please specify.”


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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • October 20, 2020 2:28 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 20, 2020, 2:28 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2020) Request for City of Asheville, NC Police Department positions, pay, and retirements as of 9/14/2020

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville,

     

    Thank you for your help with this public records request. We’ve marked it as completed on our site.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • September 30, 2020 9:42 am

    1 month ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Sarah Terwilliger <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 30, 2020, 9:42 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2020) Request for City of Asheville, NC Police Department positions, pay, and retirements as of 9/14/2020

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    Here is the correct record.
    Please let me know if you have other questions.
    All best,

    Teresa (Terry) White
    Public Records Officer
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office

    828.259.5631
    Office Hours:
    M-W and F: 8am – 4:30 pm
    pronouns: she/her/hers

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file at top left in documents, additionally the link that Terry provided is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IFQ0P9nyDGMMeBtvtHEQxnl–D1R0xAd/view?usp=sharing


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • September 29, 2020 5:19 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    cc: Sarah Terwilliger <[email protected]>
    bcc: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 29, 2020, 5:19 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2020) Request for City of Asheville, NC Police Department positions, pay, and retirements as of 9/14/2020

     

    Hi Terry,

     

    I believe the file you sent over in your previous email was intended to address the portion of the request which asked for: “2. I would also like to request the number of Officers who have retired or resigned between 01/01/2020, and 9/14/2020.”

     

    The document provided indicates that the results are as of 03/01/20, rather than 01/01/20 as requested. Can you please confirm whether there were also any responsive records starting back on 01/01/20, or, if 03/01/20 was the first applicable date that was located during your search?

     

    Thank you for your help.
    Have a great evening!

     

    ~ Sunshine Request!


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • September 28, 2020 12:57 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    cc: Sarah Terwilliger <[email protected]>
    bcc: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 28, 2020, 12:57 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2020) Request for City of Asheville, NC Police Department positions, pay, and retirements as of 9/14/2020

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Thank you! We will follow up again on this request in mid-October if we haven’t heard back before then.

     

    We appreciate your help,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 22, 2020 8:58 am

    1 month ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>,
    Sarah Terwilliger <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 22, 2020, 8:58 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2020) Request for City of Asheville, NC Police Department positions, pay, and retirements as of 9/14/2020

     

    Good morning, Sunshine Request:
    I have received your public records request. I will forward it to the appropriate person(s) for processing once processing is complete.
    Please note that most of the information requested can be found in the City of Asheville’s Salary Database – click on the blue “Data” button and the information will load. The information can be sorted by department. The requester can also download the information.
    As of September 16, 2020, 30 employees have left the Asheville Police Department since March 1, 2020. That list is here.
    I will forward the balance of your request to the appropriate person(s) for processing. Once processing is complete, I will forward you any responsive records.
    In the meantime, please let me know if you have other questions.
    All best,

    Teresa (Terry) White
    Public Records Officer
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office

    828.259.5631
    Office Hours:
    M-W and F: 8am – 4:30 pm
    pronouns: she/her/hers

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file at top left in documents, additionally the links that Terry provided are here:
    1. https://data-avl.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/42bc533b43f94a65a04032fe84fa380b_10?orderBy=dept_id
    2. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1i-0-Y_4gSKPzTASG43X_NLGhR1Z-SoxlSghR3MLO9SA/edit?usp=sharing


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 21, 2020 4:28 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 21, 2020, 4:28 PM
    subject: Records Request: (September 2020) Request for City of Asheville, NC Police Department positions, pay, and retirements as of 9/14/2020

     

    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.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (September 2020) Request for City of Asheville, NC Police Department positions, pay, and retirements as of 9/14/2020

     

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

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information. Please provide the most responsive records related to APD as of 09/14/2020:

     

    1. Please provide all current employee names, salaries, positions and titles, including, Civilian, Narcotics. I will assume that certain employees will need to be redacted due to their position. Please include the following:

     

    A – Name, Rank, and Salary as of 9/14/2020.

     

    B – Current command structure within the agency.

     

    For example:
    John Doe – Captain Patrol/
    Jane Doe – Captain Criminal Investigations, Jim Doe – Executive Lt / patrol/Criminal

     

    2. I would also like to request to know the number of Officers who have “retired” from 01/01/2020 – 09/14/2020.

     

    In a previous request AVL Gov stated that ‘Pursuant to N.C.G.S. §§160A-168(b) and (c), resignation information is confidential personnel record. Therefore, the city has no records responsive to your request.’

     

    I do not know if that response only applies to “resignations” specifically, or if it also applies to “retirements” as well. If so, please specify.

     

    3. Please provide the number of positions that are currently open within APD as of 09/14/2020.

    Thank you for your assistance!“

     

    ** 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.

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • September 16, 2020 12:00 pm

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending