Contracts and Emails with Grayshift (New Hampshire State Police)

Joseph Cox filed this request with the New Hampshire State Police of New Hampshire.
Multi Request Contracts and Emails with Grayshift


From: Joseph Cox

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Hampshire "Access to Government Records and Meetings" Statute (RSA Ch. 91-A), I hereby request the following records:

### Background ###

Grayshift is a company providing law enforcement agencies with access to smartphones. A widely circulated media report on the company can be found here:

### Request ###

I hereby request the following records:

- All invoices, purchases orders, contracts, loan agreements, procurement documents (but not limited to solicitation documents or notices of proposed contracts, proposed bids, unsolicited proposals, and/or documents justifying contracting without full and open competition), relating to purchases of products from Grayshift.
- All email correspondence with Grayshift from 1st January 2017 to the present.
- All marketing material related to Grayshift from 1st January 2017 to the present.

In order to help to determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am a journalist writing for Motherboard, VICE's science and technology site, and that this request is being made as part of news gathering.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Joseph Cox

From: New Hampshire State Police

Good Morning Joe,

I write to acknowledge your RSA 91-A request below.

In light of the breath of your request and the workloads and availability of personnel participating in the processing of your request, I estimate that it may take up to three months to determine the extent of available records in accordance with RSA 91-A and applicable case law.


Heidi Barba
Staff Counsel
Office of the Commissioner, Legal Unit
NH Department of Safety

From: New Hampshire State Police

Good Afternoon,

In response to your request under the New Hampshire Right to Know Law, RSA 91-A, I have attached marketing material referring to Grayshift received by members of the New Hampshire State Police. I have not attached duplicates of the same material received by multiple people. These materials have been redacted to protect against invasion of privacy under N.H. RSA 91-A:5, IV.

Otherwise, disclosure of either the capacity or lack of capacity of law enforcement to utilize specific investigative techniques is not public information under N.H. RSA 91-A when, as here, its disclosure would risk circumvention of the law. See 38 Endicott St. N., LLC v. State Fire Marshal, 163 N.H. 656 (2012).


Heidi Barba
Staff Counsel
Office of the Commissioner, Legal Unit
NH Department of Safety<>

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