2022 Right-to-Know Law Virtual Workshop for Law Enforcement

Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

2022 Right-to-Know Law Virtual Workshop for Law Enforcement

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Virtual Attendance via Zoom

Thursday, January 27, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Registration Fees: $55.00 (virtual only)


Join NHMA’s Legal Services Counsel Stephen Buckley and Municipal Services Counsel Jonathan Cowal who will share insights and strategies to assist law enforcement agencies in handling governmental record requests arising under the RSA 91-A, the Right-to-Know Law.

The disclosure of police records is governed in part by the Right-to-Know Law and in part by rules imported from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This workshop will address the release of records compiled for law enforcement purposes, and when release can be denied where disclosure would interfere with enforcement proceedings or based on other FOIA factors.

Attention will also be paid to disclosure exemptions found in other New Hampshire statutes governing Body Worn Cameras, motor vehicle records, gun licenses, police personnel records, and the retention of police records. Recent New Hampshire Supreme Court decisions on exemptions for internal personnel practices and personnel records will be addressed in detail. In addition, guidance will be provided on the retention of governmental records and how claims under the Right-to-Know Law are enforced.

Attendees will receive an electronic copy of NHMA's recently updated publication, New Hampshire's Right-to-Know Law-2021 Additional materials such as the PowerPoint presentation will also be distributed electronically. No print outs of the materials or hard copy of the publication will be provided.

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.  If you register but cannot attend, a recording of the workshop will be provided as long as payment has been received.

Questions? Please contact us at 603-230-3350 or nhmaregistrations@nhmunicipal.org.