Fusion Center MOUs + MOAs (New Hampshire State Police)

Emma Best filed this request with the New Hampshire State Police of New Hampshire.

It is a clone of this request.

Due July 9, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Hampshire Right to Know Law, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of the current or most recent memorandum of agreement (MOA) or memorandum of understanding (MOU) between your law enforcement agency and any fusion centers.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the Internet Archive and MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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.


Emma Best

From: New Hampshire State Police

Ms. Best,

I apologize that your email regarding the below public records request was overlooked. The address you used was one of the entry points for requests to our Department, and I apologize for any inconvenience. I estimate that it will take approximately 30 days to determine the extent of available records. The handling of your request has been assigned to Attorney Gallagher, and I've copied her on this email.

David M. Hilts
Legal Counsel
Office of the Commissioner
New Hampshire Department of Safety
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
W (603) 227-4032
F (603) 271-0336

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. This communication may contain material protected by law. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering the e-mail to the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this e-mail in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited and may be subject to criminal prosecution. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify me by telephone at (603) 271-2791. You will be reimbursed for reasonable costs incurred in notifying us.

From: New Hampshire State Police

To Whom it May Concern,

I am the attorney who is processing your 91-A request for copies of the current or most recent MOA or MOU between the State Police and any fusion center. Additional time is necessary to determine whether any documents exist that are responsive to your request and to evaluate whether they are subject to public disclosure. I estimate that you should receive my response within approximately 30 days.

Thank you,

Denise Gallagher, Attorney
New Hampshire Department of Safety
33 Hazen Drive-Room 209
Concord, NH 03305
(603) 223-4362