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

Granite State News Collaborative filed this request with the Londonderry Police Department of Londonderry, 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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From:

Good Morning,

Please see the attached letter indicating our receipt and acknowledgement of your request for information from the Londonderry Police Department.

Please contact this office directly if you have any questions or concerns.

Best,

Chelsea Pande, Esq. Bar #274115
Assistant Town Solicitor
Londonderry Police Department
268A Mammoth Road
Londonderry, NH 03053
Tel. 603-432-1102
cpande@londonderrynhpd.org<mailto:cpande@londonderrynhpd.org>

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From: Londonderry Police Department

Good morning,

Please find attached the balance of the responsive documents. Please note, redactions have been made to prevent an unwarranted invasion of privacy with respect to identifying specific persons by age, race, and gender. Additionally, select redactions were made where it would be possible to identify someone based on a specialized position they held. An exception was made for Chief of Police. Additionally, none of the select redacted positions were of any Administrators (in other words, high-ranking).

Sincerely,

Michael J. Malaguti
Assistant Town Solicitor
603-432-1100 x 151

From: Granite State News Collaborative

Hi Mr. Malaguti,

My name is Cassidy Jensen and I'm a reporter at the Concord Monitor. My colleague Beryl Lipton sent this original request.

Thank you for your assistance with this request and for taking the time to compile the demographic information.I wanted to follow up and confirm that we received all the documents you had intended to attach.

Particularly, I'm looking for employment data (from this section of the original request):

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).

In particular, I'm seeking the number full-time officers in the years 2000 and 2010. Is there a document missing on my end, or if not, would you be able to provide the number of officers for those two years?

Thanks again for your help. Please feel free to give me a call at 603-369-3322.

Best,
Cassidy Jensen
The Concord Monitor

From: Londonderry Police Department

Good Afternoon,

We are not required per statute to keep an active log of the number of officers we hired or employed after a three year mark. Therefore, we do not have a compilation to provide you for the years 2000-2018. The information I am submitting to you comes from the Town Annual Report database offered by the University of New Hampshire.

Per your request, in 2000, Londonderry Police Department had 25 full time police officers. "Town of Londonderry, New Hampshire, 2000 annual report." by Londonderry Town Representatives (unh.edu)<https://scholars.unh.edu/londonderry_nh_reports/32/>

In 2010, Londonderry Police Department had 46 full time police officers. "Town of Londonderry, New Hampshire, 2010 annual report." by Londonderry Town Representatives (unh.edu)<https://scholars.unh.edu/londonderry_nh_reports/42/>

Should you require any additional information, please let us know.

Best,

Chelsea Pande, Esq. Bar #274115
Assistant Town Solicitor
Londonderry Police Department
268A Mammoth Road
Londonderry, NH 03053
Tel. 603-432-1102
cpande@londonderrynhpd.gov<mailto:cpande@londonderrynhpd.gov>

From: Granite State News Collaborative

Hi Ms. Pande,

Thank you so much for this help. Thank you for compiling these numbers for me from the town reports - I had over-counted the full-time officers based on the town reports, so I'm glad I asked.

Thanks,
Cassidy Jensen
The Concord Monitor

From: Londonderry Police Department

Hello,

We have received this follow up request quite a few times. We have already satisfied the request. If there is something additional that you require from us that we have not already provided, please let us know.
Best,

Chelsea Pande, Esq.
Assistant Town Solicitor
Londonderry Police Department
268A Mammoth Road
Londonderry, NH 03053
Tel. 603-432-1102
cpande@londonderrynhpd.org

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