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

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

From: Litchfield Police Department

I emailed by responsive document on June 29, 2021 at 12:27 pm. The response was emailed to requests@muckrock.com.

I have attached my responsive document to this email.


Chief Benjamin E. Sargent

From: Litchfield Police Department

Good Morning,

I emailed my initial response on June 29, 2021 at 12:27 pm. The email was
sent to requests@muckrock.com. In receipt of this second
email, I uploaded to the hyperlink contained in the email. I will also
attach my responsive document to this email.


Benjamin E. Sargent
*Chief of Police*

*Litchfield Police Department*
2 Liberty Way
Litchfield, NH 03052
(p) 603-424-4047 ext 1402
(f) 603-424-3423

From: Granite State News Collaborative

Hi Chief Sargent,

My name is Cassidy Jensen, I'm a reporter at the Concord Monitor also working on this project. Thank you so much for this response. Do these numbers include leadership in the police departments in the totals (chiefs or captains) as well? And does the funding total also include grants and donations from that year?

You can reach me at 603-269-3322 if it's easier to talk via phone. I appreciate your help!

Cassidy Jensen

From: Litchfield Police Department


We spoke a couple months back about this topic. Do you need any additional information?

Best Regards,

Captain Thomas Scotti