NH police budget and employment data (Hillsborough County) (Hillsborough Police Department)

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


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, Granite State News Collaborative


Dear Ms. Lipton,

I am responding to a facsimile we received on Friday, June 25, 2021 from you requesting budget and staffing information in conjunction with the Hillsborough Police Department.

The financial information are looking for can be found in our annual reports. Reports for the years 2006 - 2020 can be found on our website (https://www.town.hillsborough.nh.us/town-administration). These reports contain annual budgets, expenditures, revenues, approved warrant articles (which include police equipment CRF's) as well as the Trustees of Trust Fund reports which show expenditures out of those CRF's, etc. Town Reports for the years 2000 - 2005 are available to review in our office during normal business hours (M-F 8:30 - 4:30) and no appointment is necessary. If you have any questions with regard to this information once you review it, please feel free to let me know. Any copies you would like when you come in to review the reports from 2000 - 2005, would be charged at the rates reflected on the attached fee schedule.

As far as your request for the number of employed law enforcement officers, I can give you the number of active law enforcement officers we currently employ (13 Full-time and 2 Part-time) however, we don't have documentation that specifically lists the number of employees in each department at any given time over the last 20 years. We also are not required to file an EEO-1 Form and do not have the information you have asked for with regard to demographic data. We also do not maintain any demographic profile documentation on employee's in a position of leadership.

I hope this information is useful and again, if you have any further questions please let me know.

Thank you.

Laura Buono, CPM
Town Administrator
Town of Hillsborough
PO Box 7
Hillsborough, NH 03244-0007

From: Granite State News Collaborative

Hello, Ms. Buono —

Thank you for your direction to the town reports and the information about the demographic data. I’ll follow up again if I have any questions, and I really appreciate your help with this RTK request.

Best wishes,