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

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


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.

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.

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Status: In Review


  • September 6, 2019 4:11 pm

    1 week ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending