NH police budget and employment data (Rockingham County) (Epping Police Department)

Granite State News Collaborative filed this request with the Epping Police Department of Epping, NH.
Multi Request NH police budget and employment data (Rockingham County)
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From: Granite State News Collaborative

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Hampshire Right to Know Law, I respectfully request the following records related to this municipality's police department hiring, employment, and funding for the budget years 2000 through 2020:

BUDGET and FUNDING DATA - Records sufficient to show funding for municipal law enforcement offices and activities for the years 2000 through 2020.

If possible, please provide the itemized budget allocated for public safety and police department activities for each year, as well as records sufficient to show any additional funding received through other means, including but not limited to:
• funds for capital expenditures
• grants
• donations

HIRING and EMPLOYMENT DATA - Records sufficient to show the following data regarding police department employment for the years 2000 through 2020.
• The number of employed law enforcement officers (as defined by RSA 105-D:1). Please provide the date on which the provided numbers were accurate.
• Annual demographic information (age, race, gender) of law enforcement officers employed by this municipality
• Annual demographic information (age, race, gender) of any individual employed in a position of leadership within this municipality’s public safety or law enforcement department

If any of the requested information is available in aggregate form, provision of this aggregate information by year would likely satisfy this request. If there are any known caveats involved with the data and information your office is able to provide, I would really appreciate it if you could share them with me.

*Please note* that if any of the requested information is held by another office or agency, direction to the appropriate office would be greatly appreciated.

This request is being made on behalf of the statewide nonprofit Granite State News Collaborative. This request is not being made for commercial purposes. It is being made as part of a journalistic data collection effort to benefit news organizations and the public good throughout the State of New Hampshire.

If your office anticipates that fees associated with the processing of this request, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request be filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Please call 617-500-7123 with any questions about this request. If your call is not answered, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within five business days, as required by law.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I really appreciate your time and help.


Beryl Lipton

From: Epping Police Department

Good Morning Berly,

All of the information that you are requesting can be found at the Epping Library. A good point of contact would be Ben Brown. You can reach him at 603-734-4587. You can access all town reports there. If there is any information you can't get at the library, please feel free to resubmit the request. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Have a great day!


Beth Lee Bibeau

Executive Administrative Assistant
Epping Police Department
37 Pleasant Street
Epping, NH 03042
(603) 679-5122

From: Muckrock Staff

Hello Ben,

Please see the following request for records. Thank you for your help with this request.


From: Epping Police Department

Hello Berly,

This is Ben Brown from Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library in Epping, NH. I was asked to gather Town reports for you from the years 2000-2020 to see the financial records for the Epping PD. I've gotten 2000-2008 and 2013-2020 together as pdfs and attached them to this. The one year I've been unable to find at all is 2012. I'll keep looking for a copy of that to send along. I have hard copies of 2009-2011 as well. I could send you the physical copies or scan them if necessary. The scan would take a while though since I have to go a page at a time and the reports are over 100 pages each.

As for the hiring and employment data for the PD you requested, I do not have any of that information here at the library. My guess is the only place that has that is the Police Dept themselves or possibly the Town Hall.

Good Luck,

-Ben Brown

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