City of Asheville May 7, 2018 (2 weeks ago)

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

1. SECTION 1. Sec. 5.4 of General Assembly of North Carolina Session 2007 House Bill 1197 Ratified Bill that created the Personnel Advisory Board for the Sheriff’s Department of Buncombe County clearly states that “The secretary shall keep the minutes of the proceedings of the Board and shall be the custodian of all papers and records pertaining to the business of the Board, and shall perform such other duties as the Board may direct. All of the records of the Board shall be open to public inspection, during normal business hours at their place of keeping, except where otherwise prohibited by law.”

A. How often does the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Personnel Advisory Board meet and who attends the meetings other than the Board members?

There is no section specifically under SECTION 2.(a) that exempts the Personnel Advisory Board minutes from public records.

B. Please provide the public records of the Board and/or please provide certified confirmation that Board minutes have been taken and recorded, as required by law.

2. The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office 2015 Annual Report states that the sheriff’s office follows the Family Justice Center model for dealing with domestic violence calls.

A. Please provide any and all statistics showing the model's use and/or success and/or failure with the model.

B. Please provide the number of domestic violence calls responded to for Sheriff Van Duncan’s entire tenure by year and the outcomes of those calls.

3. The City of Asheville Police Department provides the public with records pertaining to employees who have been terminated.

A. Please provide the same for the Sheriff Van Duncan’s entire tenure, including any law enforcement certifications Sheriff Duncan has revoked.

Thank you.


**Editor’s Note: Of note – we also have received similar requests to this one available at the following links:

1. Buncombe County Sheriff Citizen Advisory Committee
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriff-citizen-advisory-committee/

2. Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Personnel Advisory Board
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-office-personnel-advisory-board/

3. Buncombe County Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy Policy
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-reserve-deputy-policy/

Status: Follow up

Activity:

  • May 11, 2018 9:57 am

    2 weeks ago

    from: Natalie N. Bailey <Natalie.Bailey@buncombecounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>,”Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>, Van Duncan <Jack.Duncan@buncombecounty.org>, Randy Sorrells <Randall.Sorrells@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Fri, May 11, 2018 at 11:54 AM
    subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Records Request: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

     

    Good Morning Everyone,

     

    Let this email reply serve as acknowledgment of receipt for this correspondence. I can be contacted via this email address, or via the information in my email signature.

     

    Best regards,

     

    Natalie

     

    Natalie Bailey
    Public Information Officer
    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office
    60 Court Plaza, 4th Floor
    Asheville, NC 28801
    828/250-4469 Office
    Natalie.Bailey@buncombecounty.org

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>, “Natalie N. Bailey” <Natalie.Bailey@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Fri, May 11, 2018 at 11:53 AM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Records Request: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

     

    Hi Kassi,

     

    We unfortunately have not received responses from the Sheriff’s office on any of the related requests, but we will follow up with Natalie from here on.

     

    For reference, those requests are:
    1. https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-office/
    2. https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-reserve-deputy-policy/
    3. https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-office-personnel-advisory-board/
    4. https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriff-citizen-advisory-committee/

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Have a good afternoon.

     

    Sunshine Request

    from: Kassi L. Day <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>, “Michael C. Frue” <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Fri, May 11, 2018 at 9:57 AM

     

    Good morning Sunshine Request, regarding the request for information below, this is information that is housed within the Office of the Buncombe County Sheriff. We ask that you forward this request and future requests for matters related to the Sheriff’s Office to the Public Information Officer for the Sheriff’s Office at Natalie.bailey@buncombecounty.org

     

    Thank you


    Status: Follow up
  • May 7, 2018 2:40 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: “Michael C. Frue” <michael.frue@buncombecounty.org>,
    “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Mon, May 7, 2018 at 2:40 PM
    subject: Records Request: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

     

    Good Afternoon Buncombe County,

     

    We recently received another request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Subject: “Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office”

    Message:
    “1. SECTION 1. Sec. 5.4 of General Assembly of North Carolina Session 2007 House Bill 1197 Ratified Bill that created the Personnel Advisory Board for the Sheriff’s Department of Buncombe County clearly states that “The secretary shall keep the minutes of the proceedings of the Board and shall be the custodian of all papers and records pertaining to the business of the Board, and shall perform such other duties as the Board may direct. All of the records of the Board shall be open to public inspection, during normal business hours at their place of keeping, except where otherwise prohibited by law.”

     

    A. How often does the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Personnel Advisory Board meet and who attends the meetings other than the Board members?

     

    There is no section specifically under SECTION 2.(a) that exempts the Personnel Advisory Board minutes from public records.

     

    B. Please provide the public records of the Board and/or please provide certified confirmation that Board minutes have been taken and recorded, as required by law.

     

    2. The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office 2015 Annual Report states that the sheriff’s office follows the Family Justice Center model for dealing with domestic violence calls.

     

    A. Please provide any and all statistics showing the model’s use and/or success and/or failure with the model.

     

    B. Please provide the number of domestic violence calls responded to for Sheriff Van Duncan’s entire tenure by year and the outcomes of those calls.

     

    3. The City of Asheville Police Department provides the public with records pertaining to employees who have been terminated.

     

    A. Please provide the same for the Sheriff Van Duncan’s entire tenure, including any law enforcement certifications Sheriff Duncan has revoked.

     

    Thank you.”

     

    Thank you for your help.
    Have a great day!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government