|Multi Request||NH police budget and employment data (Rockingham County)|
|Submitted||Sept. 8, 2021|
|Est. Completion||Sept. 17, 2021|
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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
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.
Good Morning Ms. Lipton,
Please find the attached from the Newington Police Department.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Newington Police Department
71 Fox Point Road
Newington, NH 03801
Business: (603) 431-5461
Fax: (603) 436-3998
To Whom It May Concern:
I'm following up on the following New Hampshire Right to Know Law request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 8, 2021. You had previously indicated that it would be completed on Sept. 17, 2021. I wanted to check on the status of my request, and to see if there was a new estimated completion date. You had assigned it reference number #RSA 91-A.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Town Reports are available at the Town Hall and you are more than welcome to schedule an appointment with them to review the documents requested.
I checked the town reports available online and at the state library and wasn't able to find records showing data in one part of my request: the number of law enforcement officers (as defined by RSA 105-D:1). Can you provide me with records or let me know where to find records showing the number of officers employed by Newington in 2000 and 2010? That staffing information is available in the 2020 town report. Please feel free to give me a call at 603-369-3322.
I apologize - I thought we had corresponded before. My name is Cassidy Jensen and I'm a reporter at the Concord Monitor. Beryl Lipton my colleague made this original request and I'm following up on the results.
Good Morning Cassidy,
I have received this request and I am looking into those two years and where that information can be found.
Good Morning Cassidy,
Town Reports are available at the Town hall you may call them at 603-436-7640 for their hours or to set up a time to go view those documents.