Buncombe County Submitted: September 6, 2019 | Updated: October 24, 2019

(September 2019) Request for Buncombe Sheriff Department Motorcycle Unit info

Hello!

We would like to request the following information:

1. Is the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office forming a motorcycle unit?

2. If so, what is the purpose/necessity of this unit?

3. Motorcycle units historically enforce traffic laws / investigate traffic crashes - does the Sheriff's Office conduct traffic crash investigations?

4. Will the 6 (currently) open/unfilled positions in the Patrol Division be filled prior to hiring for the Motorcycle Unit positions?

5. How many positions will this unit require?

6. Will these positions be funded from the recent budget allocations for additional patrol deputies that Sheriff Miller requested from Commissioners?

7. Has anyone been hired for this unit already?

8. In cold/inclement weather, what vehicles will members of this unit operate?

9. What is the cost of equipment, including all vehicles outfitted, for this unit and how will that be funded?

10. Please include any and all emails, text messages or any other form of electronic communications from BCSO command staff and/or supervisors and/or Sheriff Miller concerning the formation/operation/discussion of a motorcycle unit.

** [Editor’s Note: The requestor indicated in the “Start Date” / “End Date” section of the form on our site that the timeline of information to be included in the request should be January 01, 2019 - August 28, 2019.]

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.

Update 10/04/19: The 3 requests mentioned below have been completed.

Editor’s Note 09/06/19: There are 3 other Buncombe County Sheriff Department vehicle related requests currently “Open” on our site. We are actively working to resolve and “Complete” those requests as soon as is possible:

1. Request for Buncombe Sheriff Vehicle Assignment / Expenses info

2. [July 2019] Additional request for Buncombe Sheriff Vehicle Expenses

3. [See Editor’s Note][July 2019] Follow up requests related to Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Maintenance Records


* In order to avoid confusion or duplication of some aspects of the other 3 vehicle related requests, we are going to hold off sending the above new request for Motor Vehicle Unit info, and will send once we have received our next responses from Aaron regarding requests #1 and #2, hopefully completing the two requests.

At that time, we will send in the new request as described above.

Thank you for using www.sunshinerequest.com!

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • October 24, 2019 3:54 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 24, 2019, 3:54 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request for Buncombe Sheriff Department Motorcycle Unit info

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    Thank you for your help with this public records request. We’ve marked it as complete.

     

    We appreciate your assistance!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • October 24, 2019 2:20 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 24, 2019, 2:20 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request for Buncombe Sheriff Department Motorcycle Unit info

     

    We have no records responsive to #10.

     

    Aaron Sarver

    Public Information Officer

    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

    [email protected]

    828.250.4414


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • October 23, 2019 12:56 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 23, 2019, 12:56 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request for Buncombe Sheriff Department Motorcycle Unit info

     

    Aaron,

     

    Thank you for your response, we’ve added it to this request on our site: https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/september-2019-request-for-buncombe-sheriff-department-motorcycle-unit-info/

     

    Let us know when IT replies and we can complete this request.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 23, 2019 8:47 am

    3 weeks ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 23, 2019, 8:47 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request for Buncombe Sheriff Department Motorcycle Unit info

     

    Hello Sunshine Requests,

     

    The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office does not have a motorcycle unit.

     

    There are no records responsive to to questions 1-9.

     

    Sending question #10 to Buncombe County IT, they handle pulling email records requests like this.

     

    Aaron


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • October 22, 2019 4:55 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 22, 2019, 4:55 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request for Buncombe Sheriff Department Motorcycle Unit info

     

    Aaron,

     

    We’ve heard recently it’s possible some of our emails were not received at the City, and while we’re working on making sure we get that issue resolved, we also wanted to check in with you to make sure that isn’t the case with you.

     

    We want to be sure we’re sending them in properly and that you have received this public records request: (September 2019) Request for Buncombe Sheriff Department Motorcycle Unit info

     

    If you could please confirm that you’ve received it and begun processing that would be great!

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • October 17, 2019 12:46 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 17, 2019, 12:46 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request for Buncombe Sheriff Department Motorcycle Unit info

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    Following up and checking in again on this public records request to confirm it had been received.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • October 10, 2019 1:32 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 10, 2019, 1:32 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request for Buncombe Sheriff Department Motorcycle Unit info

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    We just wanted to check in and confirm that this public records request we sent to you 9 days ago has been received?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • October 1, 2019 3:01 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 1, 2019, 3:01 PM
    subject: Records Request: (September 2019) Request for Buncombe Sheriff Department Motorcycle Unit info

     

    Good Afternoon Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

     

    We’ve received a request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office. If you could please give us a rough estimate of when you think this request will be completed we can plan on following up again around that time.

     

    We’ve received a lot of vehicle related requests, and we greatly appreciate all of your help! Additionally, just as a reminder, any correspondence related to requests on our site will only come directly via our email, [email protected]

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (September 2019) Request for Buncombe Sheriff Department Motorcycle Unit info

     

    Message:
    “Hello!

     

    We would like to request the following information:

     

    1. Is the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office forming a motorcycle unit?

     

    2. If so, what is the purpose/necessity of this unit?

     

    3. Motorcycle units historically enforce traffic laws / investigate traffic crashes – does the Sheriff’s Office conduct traffic crash investigations?

     

    4. Will the 6 (currently) open/unfilled positions in the Patrol Division be filled prior to hiring for the Motorcycle Unit positions?

     

    5. How many positions will this unit require?

     

    6. Will these positions be funded from the recent budget allocations for additional patrol deputies that Sheriff Miller requested from Commissioners?

     

    7. Has anyone been hired for this unit already?

     

    8. In cold/inclement weather, what vehicles will members of this unit operate?

     

    9. What is the cost of equipment, including all vehicles outfitted, for this unit and how will that be funded?

     

    10. Please include any and all emails, text messages or any other form of electronic communications from BCSO command staff and/or supervisors and/or Sheriff Miller concerning the formation/operation/discussion of a motorcycle unit.

     

    ** [Editor’s Note: The requestor indicated in the “Start Date” / “End Date” section of the form on our site that the timeline of information to be included in the request should be January 01, 2019 – August 28, 2019.]”

     

    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 assistance!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • September 6, 2019 4:11 pm

    2 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending