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

Granite State News Collaborative filed this request with the Wentworth Police Department of Wentworth, NH.
Multi Request NH police budget and employment data (Hillsborough County)
Est. Completion None
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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: Wentworth Police Department

To whom it may concern,
This is your third right to know request sent to my agency for the same information and this is my THIRD response. At this time I can not help but think that this is NOT a “legitimate” RTK request.
Your RTK request is partially completed, due to the nature of the RTK request, and the labor intensive aspect of processing it there “IS” a cost associated with completing the rest of the process. It will be between $75.00 and $125.00. You asked to know this information BEFORE we completed the RTK request.
This is my third response and I have and am continuing to document these e-mails for the purpose of documentation if needed for future reference.
If you wish to have us continue processing your RTK request please respond to any one of my three responses and let us know if you wish for us to continue and how you will be paying for this RTK request?
Chief Wallace Trott
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